EDR-8203 - Research Methods
Semester Credits: 3 Weeks: 8
This introductory research course provides foundational knowledge needed for subsequent research courses in preparation for successfully completing a dissertation research study at Northcentral University. Students will continue to expand scholarly academic skills to focus on research methodology development and investigate theoretical and practical foundations of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies used within educational research. Students will identify criteria for the development of a quality research study, and ensure the study is ethical, accurate, comprehensive, cohesive, and aligned. Specific course topics will involve the ethics of conducting research, data collection and analysis techniques, and issues of validity, reliability, and rigor. This course is intended to familiarize students with concepts and skills associated with conducting scholarly research.
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