As a leader you will look at new ways to implement systemic change in your organization, institution or educational setting. Through this course you will have the opportunity to enhance your research skills by setting up and completing a unique action research project applicable to your profession.
In this summative course, students apply research skills relevant to professional settings. The action research project results in a written paper, which includes an introduction, a review of current literature, research questions, a description of the methodology and means of evaluation, the findings and interpretation of results, and possible questions for further study.
Sample Course Topics
Each week, you will focus on a new centralized topic as it relates to the overall objectives of this course. While weekly topics are subject to change based on course and instructor, sample topics may include but are not limited to the following:
- Action Research Design
- Data Collection, Triangulation and Sampling
- Validity and Reliability
- Research Methodology
- Data Collection Processes
- Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- Research Ethics
- Research Review Board Processes
Your Learning Objectives
Upon completion of EL 634 you will be able to:
- Synthesize and evaluate findings from relevant, scholarly literature on a selected topic.
- Compose an educational research question.
- Apply skills to plan and conduct descriptive research.
- Use academic writing skills and APA style.
*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.