ERIC Number: EJ1133303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 111
Quantitative Research Methods Training in Education Leadership and Administration Preparation Programs as Disciplined Inquiry for Building School Improvement Capacity
Bowers, Alex J.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v12 n1 p72-96 Apr 2017
The quantitative research methods course is a staple of graduate programs in education leadership and administration. Historically, these courses serve to train aspiring district and school leaders in fundamental statistical research topics. This article argues for programs to focus as well in these courses on helping aspiring leaders develop skills as practitioner-scholars, including deepening their practice around data analytics, providing opportunities to read and evaluate peer-reviewed research, analyzing data using current methods, and applying findings to facilitate building evidence-based improvement cycles in their schools. Additional data leadership training should be offered for the practicing administrator, educational quantitative analyst, research specialist, and district data scientist.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Training, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education, Educational Improvement, School Administration, Evidence Based Practice, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Methods Courses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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