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ERIC Number: EJ996273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Teaching Statistical Research Methods to Graduate Students: Lessons Learned from Three Different Degree Programs
Ekmekci, Ozgur; Hancock, Adrienne B.; Swayze, Susan
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v24 n2 p272-279 2012
This paper examines the challenge of teaching statistical research methods in three master's degree programs at a private university based in Washington, DC. We, as three professors teaching at this university, discuss the way we employ innovative approaches to deal with this challenge. We ground our discussion within the theoretical framework of problem-based learning and adult learning principles. We provide brief descriptions of our research methods courses to demonstrate how an instructor can facilitate learning of new knowledge and applications in a content area often considered intimidating by students. We also highlight similarities across the three different courses we teach and pose several key questions that might help guide instructors inspired to engage students in the vital practice of using research in professional practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia