EDUC 6311 DL - Research Methods and Procedures
Trimester II

Course Outline

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Catalog Description
Study of statistics, analysis of research design and methodoloy, use of library resources and evaluation of current literature; completion of a research project required. Must be taken during first nine semester hours of program. Same as SPED 7385 and PSYC 6380.

Student Academic Outcomes
By course completion, students should be able to:
1. Understand the nature of research and be able to differentiate true research from other forms of inquiry and reporting of information in their discipline.
2. Be able to identify and generate research questions, statements, and hypotheses.
3. Understand a variety of true, pseudo-, and quasi-experimental research designs.
4. Understand and be able to identify a variety of data collection techniques.
5. Understand the rationale for the application of basic descriptive and inferential statistics.
6. Be able to identify, interpret, and critique the concepts in #2 through #5 in relevant current literature.
7. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the concepts in #2 through #5 by generating and reporting research through a mini-project.
8. Understand the significant effects of cultural diversity on research.

Required Materials
McMillan, J.H., (2008). Educational research: Fundamentals for the consumer 5th ed.). New York: Allyn and Bacon.

Recommended Reading
American Psychological Association (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Manual (5th ed.). Washington: American Psychological Association.
Jaegar, R. M., (1993). Statistics: A spectator sport (2nd ed.).Newbury Park: Sage Publications

Getting Started in this Class
The targeted ‘ready’ date for our Lake Online course is tentatively set for January 10th. As soon as the Lake Online course is ready and students have all been enrolled, you should be able to go to the Lake Online login page and enter using your student ID number (7 digits) and a temporary password of "webct".

If you are able to log in successfully, browse the course site so that you can become familiar with the course layout. Contact the professor if you are not able to log in by the course start date, January 12th.

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