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AGED 5983: Quantitative Methods

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Course Description
Research tools as aids in decision making. Literature, logic, survey technques, research design, statistics and the computer are emphasized.   Studies in vocational and technical education are reviewed and proposals for graduate research papers prepared.

Instructor
Dr. James P. Key

Required Texts
Cresswell, J. W. (2012). Educational Research, 4th Edition.

Course Objectives
You Agreed You Wanted To Learn To:

  1. Prepare the first three chapters for a report, thesis, dissertation or creative component.
  2. Use the tools and procedures of research to aid in making decisions.
  3. Read and interpret the research literature.
  4. Use statistics as a tool of research.
  5. Use the computer as a tool in statistics and research.

You Agreed You Wanted To Accomplish These Objectives By:

  1. Studying the procedures, content, and format, and preparing the first three chapters of a report, thesis, dissertation or creative component to be submitted to your advisor and/or committee by the end of class.
  2. Studying the tools and procedures of research, discussing them in class, and using them in preparing the first three chapters of your study.
  3. Reading studies from the research literature and submitting a minimum of three and a maximum of six critiques of these research reports to aid in interpreting research.
  4. Studying the more common statistical methods, discussing them in class, and using them in analyzing the data for your study.
  5. Using the computer to help you analyze the data in your study.

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