(Summer and both semesters/3 credits)
This course prepares the student to become an effective consumer of educational research. Library assignments include using a variety of tools and technology to search and retrieve research documents. Categories of research include quantitative, qualitative, experimental, survey and action. Topics include research design, analysis of internal and external validity and descriptive and inferential statistics. Students enrolled in the M.S. Degree Programs in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction are encouraged to complete this course within the first 12 credits; students enrolled in the M.S. Degree in Reading Specialization are encouraged to complete this course within the first 9 credits.