ERIC Number: ED414317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Competencies in Graduate Education: What Should Students Know about Research and Statistics?
Young, Suzanne; Moore, Alan D.; Shaw, Dale G.; Mundfrom, Daniel J.
Five university faculty members identified six broad topic areas in research and statistics that they considered important for Master's level graduate students. The six areas were: (1) types of research; (2) research process; (3) hypothesis testing; (4) data gathering; (5) descriptive statistics; and (6) inferential statistics. These broad areas were further defined by 31 more specific topics. Test items were developed and administered to graduate students in introductory research methods courses. One sample of 124 students served as the development sample and the other sample of 85 students served as the research sample. It was found that, after taking an introductory research methods course, Master's students were generally prepared to critique research but not to conduct independent, original research. (Contains 1 table and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Jackson, WY, October 1997).