Quantitative Methods in Educational Research is designed to prepare students to understand the elements of research from the standpoint of both design and data analysis. To do this, the course presents information enabling students to judge the research of others and to design their own high-quality investigations. This course will also enable students to read, interpret, and critically evaluate quantitative results. From this, students will be able to solve problems and make knowledge-based decisions.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Examine the different kinds of quantitative analyses in educational research.
- Demonstrate an understanding of descriptive, associational and inferential statistics.
- Analyze aspects of research design including surveys, sampling, experimental design, reliability and validity, regression and factor analysis.
- Develop skills in program evaluation to investigate the efficiency, effectiveness, and/or impact of organized interventions meant to bring about change.