ERIC Number: ED191395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Graduate Research Training in a College of Education.
Nelsen, Edward A.; And Others
An institutional research project undertaken at Arizona State University to review the graduate curriculum in statistics and research methods is described. The research investigated the following: the needs for quantitative research skills in various degree programs; departmental requirements for research courses; the enrollment in graduate programs in the College of Education in Fall 1978; enrollment in specific research and statistics courses; and the extent to which each of the research skills was emphasized in the research courses. The investigation enabled description of course content, comparison of different instructors of the same course, and comparison of different courses. Guidelines for an appropriate College of Education sequence in research, measurement, and statistics were formulated based on an evaluation of courses content or objectives and the needs of graduate students. An inventory of research skills, which is appended, was developed. The inventory, which provided a framework for the instructional development process, included 72 skills, classified within the following general categories: formulating research problems, designing and conducting investigations, analyzing data, and interpreting results and presenting information. Information on required quantitative courses and the instructional emphasis placed on research in selected quantitative methods courses are presented. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Tables may not reproduce well due to small print.