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Fundamentals of Research Methods in Education

HESA 550 A

This course is a review of the fundamental principles of research in education and social sciences. The purpose of this course is for graduate students in education to become informed consumers of research. The course will cover principles of conducting research, including human participants (subjects) and legal steps necessary to follow in protecting participants (the Internal Review Board [IRB] process); different types of qualitative and quantitative research; the development of surveys or questionnaires, interview questions, and other methods of data collection; understanding the validity and reliability of data; a review of descriptive and inferential statistics; and the process of developing a research proposal.

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