2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDUC 619 - Educator as Action Researcher

Credits: Three (3)
Educators will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate educational research and to implement the action research or expert review process within their educational setting. One emphasis is to help educators critique and use high quality educational research to support their decision making. A second emphasis is is to prepare educators to conduct an action research or expert review project during their Capstone course that will impact their teaching and student learning. Students will improve their ability to collect and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, to develop a critical friends network, to utilize valid and reliable educational assessments, and to develop research-based curriculum and instruction. Educators will become familiar with quasi-experimental design, survey techniques, interviewing techniques, naturalistic observation, and the ethics of action research.