EDD 9300 Methods of Inquiry
The purpose of this core course is for doctoral students to demonstrate an understanding of the use of the scientific approach in educational and human service practices to ensure informed decision making grounded in empirical research. Research design and methods, and program evaluation will constitute the major focal points. A theory-to-practice model will be utilized with an emphasis on applied research. A diversity of research designs and methodologies as well as program evaluation models will be examined. Upon completion, students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate research in preparation for dissertation studies.