Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
EDL 870 Quantitative Research Skills for School Improvement - 3 credits
This course is designed to provide advanced graduate students with the quantitative research skills required of effective executive educational leaders. Students study the descriptive and inferential statistical methods often used in research in education. Areas of study will include sampling, probability, variables, reliability and validity, confidence intervals, hypotheses testing, correlation and regression. Students will be introduced to data analysis techniques using a computer and statistical software package (e.g., SPSS).
The goals of the course are to: provide students with the analytical tools necessary to become effective, critical consumers of educational research; and to enable students to oversee and supervise staff in the preparation, development, and dissemination of evaluative research. Student learning activities may be integrated into the White Paper and dissertation.