Seminar: Advanced Research Methods in Education

In this course, students will pursue a research question that addresses an issue of their interest in education. The course is designed for education studies majors in their senior year who have previously completed one of the education studies capstone courses (EDUC 332, 334, 335, or 338) and are familiar with research methodologies in education such as ethnography, portraiture, participatory/action research, and case study. Students will design and implement an original research project that builds upon previous research in a capstone course or that addresses a new question. The course offers more sophisticated training for data collection methods such as interviewing, participant observation, child study, and narrative inquiry while also introducing students to data analysis skills such as coding through the use of qualitative data analysis software. Students may choose to incorporate fieldwork in a school- or community-based setting. Students will present their research in a senior symposium at the conclusion of the course.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: One of the following education capstone courses - EDUC 332, EDUC 334, EDUC 335 or EDUC 338. Education Majors and Minors only.

Instructor: Hong

Distribution Requirements: EC - Epistemology and Cognition

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered