2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDL 765 - Advanced Research For School Leaders

Credits: 3
Leaders, both at the school and district levels, must be able to analyze complex research questions and data collections to facilitate improvements in teaching and learning for all students. As a continuation of EDL-761, Introduction to Action Research, this doctoral level research course will focus upon a rigorous, in-depth study of research design and implementation. The goal of this course will be to research and compose the methodology (chapter three) for the final Capstone project. Candidates will understand the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process and have filed the appropriate forms for IRB approval. Students will have all surveys and forms ready to collect data and have started the process of collecting data pertinent to evaluate their Capstone project. Statistical analysis using appropriate software for complex research with considerations of reliability and validity will be studied as well as the scope of possible conclusions from the research. The major project for this class will be to complete chapter three and prepare to write chapters four and five. Candidates are encouraged to examine issues involving achievement, with a focus on diversity, equity, and social and emotional learning.