EDD 8002 Scientifically Based Practice: Research I

Introduces the doctoral candidate to the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research and the paradigm of an evidence-based approach to academic research as well as consumer-based problem solving. Research design, ethics, data analysis, and techniques such as survey, issue and trend analysis, case study, historical research, pre- and post-testing, literature review, meta-analysis, psychographic methods, and quantitative data collection and statistical analysis are emphasized. This course establishes the candidate's basic understanding of academic research while fostering comfort with the utilization of scientifically based practice to approach problem-solving needs within the professional environment.