College of Education EDUC Courses

The graduate education research methodology courses serve all graduate students in the COE and provide core content in methodology and statistics to both masters and doctoral level students. Your academic program may offer more specific methodology courses that follow or accompany your EDUC sequence.

EDUC 611 Survey of Educational Research Methods
3 Credits
Survey of qualitative, quantitative, and single-subject research methods. Students develop competence in using published research to inform decision making in various settings. Offered annually in fall or spring.

EDUC 612 Social Science and Education Research Design
3 Credits
Overview of qualitative, quantitative, and single-subject research methods. Emphasis on introducing students to considerations, issues, and techniques of social science research design. Offered annually in fall.

EDUC 614 Educational Statistics
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 612
Foundations of statistical methods for research producers. Covers sampling methods, descriptive statistics, standard scores, distributions, estimation, statistical significance testing, T tests, correlation, Pearson’s chi-square test, power, effect size. Offered annually in winter.

EDUC 616 Philosophical Foundations of Social Science
4 Credits
Examines the philosophical assumptions that underlie various research methodologies in the human and social sciences. Introduces beginning doctoral students to the work of a variety of professors in the College of Education. Offered annually in fall.

EDUC 620 Program Evaluation I
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 640 (or EDUC 643 for students who are taking the producer-oriented quantitative sequence)
Focuses on small-scale evaluations, particularly in the field of education and human services. Students plan and design an evaluation. Offered on odd years in winter.

EDUC 621 Program Evaluation II
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 620
Implementation and completion of the evaluation design defined in Program Evaluation I. Offered on odd years in spring.

EDUC 630 Qualitative Methodology I: Interpretivist Inquiry
4 Credits
Examines the history of qualitative research in the study of human experience, emphasizing interpretive approaches to qualitative research that retain the regulative ideal of objectivity. Offered annually in winter.

EDUC 632 Qualitative Methodology II: Postcritical Inquiry
4 Credits – Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC 630
Explores the epistemic limits of representing human experience, and the political and ethical implications for researchers beginning with Marx.

EDUC 634 Qualitative Methodology III: Posthumanist Inquiry
4 Credits – Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC 630, EDUC 632
Examines theoretical influences on qualitative research beginning with those associated with the linguistic turn, then critiquing the linguistic turn, and ending with the ontological turn. Offered on even years in fall.

EDUC 636 Advanced Qualitative Methodology: New Materialisms
4 Credits – Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC 630, EDUC 632, EDUC 634
Examines contemporary theoretical explorations prompted by “the new materialisms” and how questions of ontology and materiality produce considerations of agency, data, subjectivity, voice, and analysis. Offered on odd years in winter.

EDUC 640 Applied Statistical Design and Analysis
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 614
Factor analysis of variance, planned comparisons, post hoc tests, trend analysis, effect size and strength of association measures, repeated measures designs. Offered annually in winter.

EDUC 642 Multiple Regression in Educational Research
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 640
Application and use of multiple regression in educational research. Topics include bivariate regression, multiple regression with continuous and categorical independent variables. Offered fall 2022.

EDUC 644 Applied Multivariate Statistics
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 640
Advanced statistical techniques including covariance analyses, discriminant function analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, principal components analysis, and exploratory factor analysis. Offered winter 2023.

EDUC 646 Advanced Research Design
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 640 (or EDUC 643 for students who are taking the producer-oriented quantitative sequence)
Provides a deeper understanding of educational research with an emphasis on principles of research designs and their use in applied research. Offered on even years in fall.

EDUC 650 Single-Subject Research Methods I
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 614 (or EDUC 641 for students who are taking the producer-oriented quantitative sequence)
Basic single-subject design strategies and general procedures as well as issues related to conducting and analyzing single-subject research in applied settings. Offered annually in winter.

EDUC 652 Single-Subject Research Methods II
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 650
Critical evaluation of single-subject and group-analysis research designs; elaboration on critical topics in single-subject methodology. Offered on even years in spring.

EDUC 654 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 652
Doctoral-level seminar designed to provide skills, practice, and knowledge in advanced methods and theory of applied behavior analysis. Offered on odd years in fall.

EDUC 656 Advanced Analysis of Single-Case Research
3 Credits – Prerequisite: EDUC 650; one course in structural equation modeling or hierarchical linear modeling is recommended preparation; Sequence with EDUC 650, 652, 654. Offered alternate years. Focuses on application of statistical and meta-analytic strategies for analyzing single-case research. Offered on odd years in spring.