Research Courses

Research Courses (RES)

RES 8801

Mixed Methods in Research Methodology (3)

 

This course provides an overview of mixed methods research, particularly as it relates to educational research. Specifically, mixed methods research is put into historical context, and examined as a third research paradigm. In doing so, attention is given to the progression and methodological uncertainties related to the definition, philosophical assumptions, designs and analytic approaches. The applied nature of the course will address strategies for conducting, reporting, and evaluating mixed methods research in education.

RES 8802

Qualitative Research Methodology (3)

 

This course provides an overview of qualitative research, particularly as it relates to educational research. Specifically, qualitative is put into historical context, and examined as a research paradigm. In doing so, attention is given to the progression and methodological uncertainties related to the definition, philosophical assumptions, designs and analytic approaches. The applied nature of the course will address strategies for conducting, reporting, and evaluating qualitative in education.

RES 8803

Quantitative Research Methodology (3)

 

This course is a study of descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis is placed on the application of statistical method to research design. Instruction deals specifically with measures of central tendency and variability, probability theory, estimation and significance, correlation and regression, analysis of variance, and chi-square. A grade of “B” or better is required.

RES 8804

Assessment and Evaluation in Global Leadership (3)

 

This course provides an overview of assessment and evaluation as an inquiry process. The course will review the philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation. The course will further examine the usefulness and appropriateness of various program evaluation methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods), theories of evaluation usage and practice, and theories of valuing in the global environment. Additional emphasis is placed upon the practical application of evaluation theories, designs, models and techniques for use in assessment.