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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GED 558 - Educator as Researcher

This course introduces students to the world of educational research so that they will be able to read qualitative and quantitative studies intelligently, and learn to design and conduct qualitatively oriented studies themselves. Beginning with an overview of the epistemological assumptions behind different kinds of research, the course will explore various types of research approaches and the kinds of topics and queries they support. Students will read and critique examples of published research of various kinds, chosen for the interests of course participants. Next, students will investigate topic development and various methods of collecting and analyzing qualitative data. Finally, students will develop a research proposal for their own research project. This course also assesses students’ writing proficiency which must be demonstrated before acceptance to candidacy.

This course should be taken at the end of your Master’s program and two semesters prior to Capstone so that students will have at least one semester to collect data for the Capstone project.

Credits: 3 cr.

Miscellaneous Notes:
Required writing assessment for Candidacy included in course.