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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDSE 536 - Understanding Research Methods


Description:
Overview of qualitative and quantitative methods. Develop skills as critical consumers of educational research, and an understanding of evidence-based instructional practice. Focus on action research as a way to analyze and improved instructional practice. EDLT 536 and EDSE 536 are cross-listed classes, students may not received credit for both.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: admission to the Masters of Education, Special Education Program or Literacy Program. Corequisite: EDSE 537.

Credits:
(3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student/teacher candidate will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between qualitative, quantitative, and action research and when each is appropriate to use CEC Standard 3: WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1
  • Identify and compare the different types of quantitative, qualitative, and action research. CEC Standard 3: WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1
  • Identify the ethical issues related to the use of quantitative, qualitative, and action research. CEC Standard 3 WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1; 3; 4; 6; 7
  • Demonstrate skills in evaluating quantitative, qualitative, and action research. CEC Standard 3: WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1; 4
  • Demonstrate skills in interpreting quantitative, qualitative, and action research. CEC Standard 3; 5 WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Use the format of a research/article CEC Standard 2: WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Conduct a review/search of the literature for chosen research problem or question CEC Standard 3 WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1
  • Use the current APA convention when writing and citing research CEC Standard 3 WA Read: 5.2; 6.1 IRA Standard: 1, 6 CTL Standard: 1
  • Participate as a member of a professional learning community in order to reflect and improve upon scholarly writing CEC Standard 3; 5; 6 WA Read: 5.2; 5.3; 6.1 IRA Standard 1, 6 CTL Standard 1.4

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
2/16/12

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