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2023-2024 UMA Catalog 
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EDU 300W - Foundations of Educational Research

3 CR

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of research methodology in education. Students will examine research and evaluation methodology, its application to questions in education, and the application of research findings to problems in education. This course emphasizes evidence-driven inquiry and scientifically-based scholarship in human subject research through the lens of various research paradigms (quantitative, qualitative, action-research, mixed-methods, etc.). Specific topics examined will be: problem formulation, literature review, research design, sampling, instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and proposal writing. While not required, students in this course will be encouraged to submit their final research proposal to an appropriate research/practitioner education conference in Maine.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to UMA Teacher Candidacy.

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