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Analysis of Research in Educational Computing

CECS 6510.010 (Meets Mon. 6/13, Wed. 6/15, Mon. 6/20, Wed. 7/20, and Wed. 7/27) 5:30 – 9:30pm, Matthews 308. Instructor: G. Knezek


Catalog Description:  CECS 6510 Analysis of Research in Educational Computing. Students will analyze current research in educational computing as a tool for understanding the unique characteristics of technology based research activities in educational environments. Special consideration will be given to strategies for separating influences in research designs that incorporate technology as tools and as variables in the design. Students will also identify potential dissertation research topics and prepare preliminary reports that will be critiqued in class in preparation for doing the dissertation.

This class is intended for those who might wish to explore preliminary analysis of data or develop instruments for topics that might someday become the focus of their dissertations. The timetable is specially arranged to allow student to go directly from Scaling Methods to Analysis of Research if they wish. Exercises will concentrate on practical analysis of data issues using packages such as SPSS.