EDPS 53300 - Introduction to Educational Research

(3 credit hours)

Format: Online
Duration: 7 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

Without standard research methodology, we would not be able to accurately collect data, create testable hypotheses, and evaluate research outcomes. Special Educators need to understand valid research principles and methods to ensure that they can design instructional materials that offer valid benefits, as well as to evaluate the findings of research projects.

What You’ll Learn in EDPS 53300
This course focuses on various methodologies commonly used in educational research as well as different approaches to data analysis. Along with gaining a comprehensive overview of standard processes for data collection and analysis, you will practice evaluating research conclusions using careful scrutiny and the application of the appropriate research theory.

Course Topics
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Experimental design
  • Standard deviation and standardizing scores
  • Power analysis
  • Inferential statistics
  • Research scenarios and graphs

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of EDPS 53300 Introduction to Educational Research, you will be able to:

  • Read and critique educational research.
  • Find appropriate and relevant research literature.
  • Design, conduct, analyze and write a research project.
  • Expand your knowledge of at least one research area in education.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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