EDU 7111 LAB FOR QUANTITATIVE STATISTICS
Facilitates the technical aspects of working with statistical software packages and applies concepts from the accompanying statistics lecture course, EDU 7311. Corequisite: EDU 7311.
EDU 7112 LAB FOR INTERMEDIATE QUANTITATIVE STATISTICS IN EDUCATION
Designed to facilitate the technical aspects of working with statistical software packages and to apply concepts in the statistics lecture course, EDU 7312, which is recommended as a corequisite course. Prerequisites: EDU 7111, 7311.
EDU 7119 SYNTHESIS AND INTEGRATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN EDUCATION POLICY AND LEADERSHIP
Offered each term in years one and two. Designed to integrate learning experiences and domains across courses, cognates, and internship experiences to allow students to develop facility analyzing multidimensional facets of complex systems.
EDU 7302 ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Doctoral professional seminar emphasizing research designs in education including experimental, quasi-experimental, single-case, evaluation, survey, and other designs. Although statistical methods are discussed for various designs, the emphasis is on concepts, procedures, and internal and external validity issues. Applications to the review of research and writing of methods sections for grants and dissertations.
EDU 7305 INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
Introduces the historical and theoretical foundations of qualitative research and provides a basic understanding of design, application, and analysis using qualitative methods.
EDU 7306 HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Examines the historical, social, philosophical, and economic forces that have shaped the contemporary educational landscape, from the common school movement to the market-based reforms of the 21st century.
EDU 7311 QUANTITATIVE STATISTICS FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH
Introduces statistical techniques for educational research, and promotes the ability to interpret statistical concepts. Techniques covered include analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, nonparametric statistics, simple linear regression, and multiple correlation.
EDU 7312 INTERMEDIATE QUANTITATIVE STATISTICS IN EDUCATION
Doctoral seminar that continues EDU 7311. Statistical methods including analysis of variance, basic regression, and other intermediate statistical methods.
EDU 7313 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT METHODS
Covers advanced topics in educational and psychological assessment, including terminology, concepts, and methods in reliability. Also, validity, fairness, and IRT, as well as interpreting tests of ability, achievement, personality, and behavior.
EDU 7314 ADVANCED MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS
This course is designed to broaden and enrich the student's knowledge and understanding of statistical methodology as it pertains to the study of multivariate techniques used in the behavioral sciences with specific application to education.
EDU 7316 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
Familiarizes students with theories of organizational behavior and their application to schools: how they work, how people and groups behave within them, why they change, and why they often fail to change. Major topics include leadership theory, organizational structure, power and politics, and culture.
EDU 7317 POLICY ANALYSIS
This course focuses on examining education policy at federal, state, and local levels to articulate and evaluate essential factors that enhance or impede implementation of policy directives in complex environments.
EDU 7318 PROGRAM EVALUATION
This course focuses on developing proficiency using research design principles and integrating analytic techniques to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of programs for improving student achievement.
EDU 7319 SYNTHESIS: INTEGRATING DOMAINS AND AREAS OF EMPHASIS
This course is designed to integrate learning experiences and domains across courses, cognates, and internship experiences to allow students to develop facility analyzing multidimensional facets of complex systems.
EDU 7320 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT METHODS II
Emphasizes statistical modeling procedures for estimating measurement reliability and scaling. Prerequisites: EDU 7313, 7311, or equivalent.
EDU 7321 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II
A study of methods that make possible the treatment of nonexperimental and/or correlational data for supporting causal inferences, with emphasis on internal, external, construct, and statistical conclusion validity. The course is not a study of statistics. Students use statistical computing software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Mplus) for analyzing quantitative data and estimating statistical models. Also, discussions of equations used, focusing carefully on notation and varying degrees of model complexity. Prerequisites: EDU 7302, 7311 or equivalents.
EDU 7323 STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
Introduces the basic theory of structural equation modeling, which is a system of regression models with observed and unobserved variables. The course focuses on behavioral and social science applications. Prerequisite: EDU 7320.