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The research courses provide practitioners from many areas with the skills they need to analyze and perform research.


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EDUC Graduate Courses:

6424. Graduate level research course.

6430. Statistics in Education (3) Prerequisite: none. Frequency distribution, central tendency, measurements of variability, sampling and reliability, correlation, regression, prediction, and methods of applying statistics in measurement and evaluation of programs.

6480. Introduction to Research (3) Prerequisite: none. Development and use of research, research methods, applied research, basic research, methods of reasoning, fallacies in reasoning, statistical methods, thesis writing, survey research, and evaluation of research.

6482. Trends and Issues in Educational Research for Practitioners (3) Prerequisite: none. Recent developments in educational research and implications for educational practitioners as research consumers. Emphasis on identification, analysis, application, and evaluation of developments in literature through field-based research.

7001. Advanced Research and Evaluation (3) Prerequisite: EDUC 6480 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Scientific approach to problems in education. Utilizes advanced methodological and statistical techniques leading to design and evaluation of actual projects.

7420. Advanced Educational Statistics (3) Prerequisite: EDUC 7001 or consent of instructor. Major types of quantitative models and their practical application to data analysis in educational research. Emphasis on appropriateness of types of models for different research problems, the use of models as a basis for data interpretation, and management of data analysis projects..

7430. Qualitative Research in Education (3) Prerequisite: EDUC 6480 Field project required. Major types of research methods and techniques and their applicability to clarification and understanding of educational problems. Field project develops basic and advanced skills for conducting qualitative research in educational settings..

7440. Applied Educational Research (3) Prerequisite: EDUC 6480 or consent of instructor. Instructional systems-based strategies and methodology for identifying and using research findings in school practice. Emphasis on critical evaluation of current educational trends. Use of research information considered an advanced form of behavioral technology.

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ECU at The Council for Learning Disabilities

On: 06 Oct 2015 21:17
On October 2nd, 2015, ECU’s own Cassie Robacker presented at the International Council for Learning Disabilities Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her presentation, “Token Economy Made Easy Through ClassDojo,” was a sensation. Congratulations Cassie for a wonderful presentation. Thank you for representing ECU and the Special Education, Foundations, and Research Department.

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From the TRC…3D Printing Now Available to ECU Community

On: 01 Oct 2015 12:31
It’s the first Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight an instructional technology resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Our first post of the school year highlights a new service in Joyner Library, 3D printing! Do you know how common […]

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College of Education awards more than $475,000 in scholarships to ECU students

On: 16 Sep 2015 21:20
East Carolina University’s College of Education has awarded $476,000 in scholarships to 78 outstanding students for the 2015-2016 school year. A total of 95 scholarships and awards, ranging from $250 to $20,000, were presented. Several students received multiple scholarships. Recipients were honored Aug. 28 at the ECU College of Education Scholarship Recipient and Donor Recognition […]

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Upcoming Professional Development Offering: Instructional Design for Online Student Success

On: 14 Sep 2015 16:19
The NEW Instructional Design for Online Student Success professional development series will focus on motivating and retaining online learners by developing a course that incorporates interactive tools, student collaboration and a variety of assessment activities. Topics will also include strategies for creating and fostering a sense of community in online or blended courses. The first […]

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Former Dean Keeping Teacher Preparation in the Spotlight

On: 03 Sep 2015 19:21
Dr. Linda Patriarca, former dean of the College of Education and current Special Education professor may be on hiatus, but she is still making sure that East Carolina and the work done in the College for teacher preparation stays in the spotlight, as shown in the US News and World Report article “Colleges Struggle to […]

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