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EDU 555 ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Distribution theory and assumptions of parametric statistical models. Approaches to analysis of variance (ANOVA), including one-way and two-way factorial ANOVA, repeated-measures ANOVA, analysis of covariance, and post hoc tests associated with ANOVA. Data analyses and interpretation procedures via computer-based statistical packages. PREREQ: Any introductory course that addresses inferential statistics.

EDU 556 MULTIPLE REGRESSION OF EDUCATIONAL DATA (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Assumptions of general linear models (simple and multiple regression) and testing whether data conform to these assumptions; dealing with missing data; techniques of multiple regression, including dealing with categorical data and interaction terms; logistic regression; and introduction to path analysis and structural modeling. Data analyses and interpretation procedures via computer-based statistical packages. PREREQ: Any introductory course that addresses inferential statistics.

EDU 610 THE AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE CONTEXT OF SCHOOLING (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Explores the roles of schools in American society, including cross-cultural analyses; identify political forces influencing school policy- making in local, state, national and international arenas; investigate the economics of school improvement proposals; and consider the historical contexts of contemporary improvement efforts. Emphasizes the effects on American culture and the school of changing demographics, the challenges of an increasingly diverse society, and the impact of technology and the ongoing information revolution. PREREQ: ED-CIFS 505, ED-CIFS 506 or equivalents.

EDU 611 SCHOOL CULTURE AND THE PROBLEMS OF CHANGE (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Explores the cultures and organizational dynamics of schools, and obstacles to change in an increasingly diverse society. Examines case studies of past change efforts for their lessons for contemporary improvement efforts. Examines research and theory about systemic change in schools and other organizations as a basis for developing working theories and leadership skills necessary to guide school improvement efforts. PREREQ: EDU 610.

EDU 650 ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Overview and critical analysis of research paradigms. Assumptions, standards, and methods for critiquing, generating and communicating interpretations. PREREQ: ED-CIFS 503 or equivalent.

EDU 651 EVALUATION (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Methods of evaluation with emphasis on making judgments about such educational issues as school effectiveness, individual performances, and other educational endeavors. Ethical issues in assessment and evaluation and analysis of social, cultural, and political influences affecting assessment and evaluation procedures.

EDU 652 QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO RESEARCH (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Appropriate research designs and data analysis techniques in quantitative research and related design and measurement issues. Conduct a quantitative study. PREREQ: EDU 555 or EDU 556 or equivalent.

EDU 653 QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO RESEARCH (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Analysis of various approaches to qualitative research methods, including case studies and biographical, phenomenological, ethnographic, interactional, and critical analyses. Students conduct a qualitative study. PREREQ: EDU 650. COREQ: EDU 662.

EDU 654 ADVANCED APPLICATIONS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Advanced applications in a representative range of qualitative research methods for doctoral and advanced master’s students, including the use of questionnaires, focus groups, surveys, case studies, discourse and content analysis. PREREQ: EDU 653 or equivalent.

EDU 660 LEARNING AND COGNITION (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Learning theories and processes with emphasis given to cognitive and situated learning. PREREQ: Graduate status.

EDU 662 CURRICULUM (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Focuses on major theories, research bases, and significant societal factors in school curricula. Includes historical and philosophical foundations of curricular development; analysis of factors and issues influencing curricular determinations, including cultural influences and technological contributions; and consideration of likely future curricular evolution. PREREQ: ED-CIFS 536 or equivalent. COREQ: EDU 653.

Refer to the University-wide Graduate Courses section in this catalog for additional course offerings.

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