mte561ca | Graduate
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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- Describe the purpose of research as it impacts decision-making and educational practices
- Examine the elements that differentiate qualitative from quantitative research
- Analyze various sources for research ideas
- Examine various approaches to conducting educational research
American Psychological Association (APA) Form and Style
- Review the APA requirements for scholarly writing
Organizing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data
- Analyze the importance of sampling methods
- Compare methods for collecting different types of data
- Explain how elements of research can affect validity and reliability
- Describe the steps involved in conducting an online literature review
- Examine scholarly literature to document research problems and solutions
- Differentiate between primary and secondary literature sources
- Identify the elements of an effective literature review
Planning and Conducting Action Research
- Examine the elements of an effective action research proposal outline and planning matrix
- Analyze the elements of an effective problem statement
- Identify the basic steps in developing an action research plan
- Examine methods of collecting, analyzing, and organizing data
- Evaluate methods for analyzing data in qualitative research
Ethical Issues Related to Research and Technology
- Examine the elements of the American Psychological Association's (APA) written code of ethics
- Outline guidelines for conducting research using human subjects
- Examine the ethical issues that can arise when publishing reports of a research study
- Analyze examples of research situations involving legal, ethical, or human relations issues
- Examine the ethical ramifications of using the Internet to transport and store school, student/employee, and personal data
- Analyze the impact of technology on individual and social behaviors
- Analyze the purpose of descriptive statistics
- Identify appropriate uses for measures of central tendency
- Analyze the elements of effective graphs and charts for data presentation
- Examine the purpose of standard deviation in data analysis
- Analyze uses for z-scores when conducting research
- Examine the use of correlational statistics in educational research
- Examine uses for frequency distributions in data collection and analysis
- Identify the rationale for using null and alternate hypotheses
- Examine the purpose of tests of statistical significance in educational research
- Determine when a variety of statistical procedures are appropriate for different research purposes, including z-test, t-test, and Chi-square analysis
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