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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDL 752 - Research Methods III: Mixed Methods

This course is an advanced seminar on what is usually called “mixed method” research - research that combines qualitative and quantitative approaches. The seminar will deal with advanced topics, and will provide doctoral students with guidance in integrating qualitative and quantitative methods and perspectives of their dissertation study. The course focuses on both conceptual issues surrounding the use of mixed methods in social science research and analysis of data using mixed methods. Instructors will either supply students with data from national sources or students will use their own research data they are collecting for their dissertation study. Although the course will involve scrutiny of published research throughout, students are expected to develop skills in mixed-method research by engaging in actual analysis of data using mixed methods. Thus, the course will blend conceptualization, design, and analysis.

Credits: 3