August 26 - September 13, 2010 (Introduction and Overview)

  • Course Notes:
    • Course Review
      • Review Assignments
      • Look over Textbook
      • Discussions, Quizs, and Assignment Submissions are on Moodle.
    • Schedule and Readings
      • Review this schedule
      • Note Assignment Due Dates
      • Section Notes (below) hilight topics or areas in the readings that you should be sure to review.
  • Quantitative Research Reading:
  • Captivates/Movies
Evaluating Educational Research
Dr. Gerald Knezek overviews Evaluating Educational Research.
Educational Research
Dr. Jon Young talks about educational research. (167Mb). Download.
Analysis Educational Research
Dr. Gerald Knezek overviews Educational Research.
Finding Educational Research
This presentation covers how to locate research articles for your assignments.
Assignment 1 Overview
This presentation covers what is required for assignment 1.

September 14 - October 4, 2010 (Nature of Educational Research)

  • Quantitative Research Reading:
    • HandyStat1: Research Logic and the Research Vocabulary
      • Pages 11 - 20
        • An Experimental Illustrates the Logic of the Research Process - More Vocabulary
        • A Study of "Existing Conditions" or a "Retrospective Study" - More Vocabulary
        • The Concept of Perfect Correlation, Imperfect Correlation, and no Correlation
        • The Concept of a Curvilinear (curved Line) Correlation
        • A Brief History of Correlation, Regression, ANOVA, Chi Square
    • HandyStat2: How Can We Describe and Individual? An Overview of Measurement Concepts
      • Page 1-13
        • Five Basic Issues
        • Variable
        • Two Types of Descriptions
        • Instrument
        • Measurement
        • A review of Scale Concepts
        • The language of measurement
        • Four types or levels of measurement
        • Accuracy of measurement: Key Concepts
        • Accuracy of measurement: reliability and validity
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Guidelines for Calculating Effect Sizes (pdf) - Carl J. Dunst, Deborah W. Hamby, and Carol M. Trivette
  • Captivates
Research Critique
Dr. Jon Young talks about doing a research critique. (217MB). Download.
Research Hypothesis Testing
Dr. Jon Young talks about hypothesis testing. (105MB). Download.
Assignment 2 Overview
This presentation covers what is required for assignment 2.
  • Other Notes:
    • Assignment 2 Discussion, Quiz, Projects Due

October 5 - November 1, 2010 (Research)

  • Quantitative Research Reading:
    • HandyStat3: Frequency, Mean, and Standard Deviation
      • Pages 1-20
        • Five basic issues
        • Relative frequency, Random Sampling, and Probability
        • Cumulative Frequency (cf) and Cumulative Frequency Percent (cf%)
        • Three types of distributions
        • Ten easy-to-remember steps for computing the standard deviation
        • Interpreting the measures computed
        • Interpreting the deviation or variations from the mean
        • Interpreting the squared deviation or squared variation information
        • Interpreting the concept known as standard deviation
        • Four types of outcomes when comparing two groups on overall performance (m) and on variation in performance (δ)
        • Some history about terms "standard deviation" and "variance"
        • Degrees of Freedom (df)
    • Poirot/Knezek Article (pdf)
    • Evaluating Research for upcoming assignment
    • Levels of Measurement - Akos Rona-Tas
    • Quantitative Research Designs (ppt) (pdf) - McGraw-Hill (power point file)
    • Ways of approaching research : Quantitative Designs - John Ross
    • Designing Designs for Research
    • Research design questions for final paper
  • Captivates
Assignment 3 Overview
This presentation covers the elements of assignment 3.
  • Other Notes:
    • Assignment 3 Discussion, Quiz, Projects Due

November 2 - December 6, 2010 (Research Design Paper)

  • Captivates
Research Designs
Dr. Jon Young talks about research designs. (107MB). Download.
Assignment 4 Overview
This presentation covers the elements of assignment 4.
  • Other Notes:
    • Assignment 4 Discussion, Quiz, Projects Due