Jun 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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ED 520 - Research Design in Education

Provides knowledge and skills for students to effectively design and conduct research. Options for the capstone project will be reviewed, and a potential research project will be selected. In this course students will complete Chapter One of their Capstone and will submitt a draft of Chapter Two of the Capstone. This course is intended to provide students with the preparation needed for completion of ED 600 capstone project.

Prerequisites & Notes

This course is offered online as part of the MSEd curriculum 


Assignment Overview
Assignments: 10 weeks including some discussion board posts and assignments

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Completion of Chapter One and deaft of Chapter Two of the Capstone.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Identify the most frequently used types of educational research designs, their various purposes and applications, and the situations and contexts for which they are most appropriate. 
  • Characterize the differences and similarities between quantitative and qualitative research designs. 
  • Frame formally researchable questions, identify appropriate data to collect for them, and select proper procedures and instruments for their collection. 
  • Characterize how hypotheses are framed and tested and how the issues of validity and reliability are involved with different research designs. 
  • Recall the five standard component sections of a research report, particularly as they are required in the ED 600 Research Project capstone course, and become familiar with the requirements of the formal literature review for research reports.

Credits: 3

Offered: Online: Summer Session 2016, Week 1: Semester 201703

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