RESM - RESEARCH AND MEASUREMENT

Department of Educational Psychology, Research and Social Foundations (EDU)


RESM - 4100 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
[3 hours] Introduction to major concepts of statistical description; central tendency, dispersion, and relative position and relationship. Inferential methods such as t-tests, oneway analysis of variance, and multiple comparisons are also presented.


RESM - 4200 CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
[3 hours] Familiarizes preservice teachers with concepts and principles of classroom assessment. Examines formal and informal strategies for assessing student achievement and explores conceptual and practical issues in assessment and grading. Prerequisite: Admission to professional education or approval of instructor


RESM - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
[1 - 4 hours] The study of a current topic in educational research, measurement, statistics, or program evaluation. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes. Prerequisite: Instructor Consent


RESM - 5110/7110 QUANTITATIVE METHODS I
[3 hours] Introduction to major concepts of statistical description; central tendency, dispersion, and relative position and relationship. Inferential methods such as t-tests, oneway analysis of variance, and multiple comparisons are also presented.


RESM - 5210/7210 EDUCATIONAL TESTING AND GRADING
[3 hours] Development, administration, and interpretation of teacher-made tests and other pupil assessments; basic principles underlying norm- and criterion-referenced tests; problems and issues in grading systems and assigning grades.


RESM - 5310/7310 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
[3 hours] This course offers an introduction to the history and foundations of research processes. It incorporates the purposes and strengths of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for understanding research problems.


RESM - 5330/7330 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH I: INTRODUCTION AND BASIC METHODS
[3 hours] Introduction to history and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research. Students then learn and practice fundamental methods of participant-observation, fieldnotes, interviewing, and transcription, and explore common models of qualitative research.


RESM - 5950/7950 WORKSHOP IN RESEARCH AND MEASUREMENT
[3 hours] Each workshop is developed around a topic of interest and concern to inservice teachers and other educational personnel. Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.


RESM - 6120/8120 QUANTITATIVE METHODS II
[3 hours] Course covers the major inferential statistical techniques common to the behavioral sciences. Correlation, analysis of variance, linear regression, and analysis of covariance are major topics. Computer applications are included. Prerequisite: RESM 5110 or 5970


RESM - 6130/8130 MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS
[3 hours] Study of multivariate analysis of variance, canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, repeated measures, and factor analysis. Computer applications are included. Prerequisite: RESM 6120/8120


RESM - 6140/8140 ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE METHODS
[3 hours] The study of various experimental designs such as complete and fractional factorial designs, repeated measures designs, and nested designs. Both the conceptual rationale and the computational procedures are covered. Prerequisite: RESM 6120/8120


RESM - 6150/8150 STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
[3 hours] Structural equation modeling serves as a statistical method to assess the strengths of a priori relations among variables. Topics include path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Computer applications with LISREL. Prerequisite: RESM 6120/8120


RESM - 6160/8160 NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS
[3 hours] Study of classical nonparametric statistical techniques and recent developments in this field. Coverage includes contingency tables, binomial distribution tests, several rank tests, and other distribution-free statistics. Prerequisite: RESM 5110/7110


RESM - 6220/8220 MEASUREMENT I
[3 hours] Introduction to pyschometric theories, with emphasis on classical test theory; reliability theory, including generalizability theory; approaches to validation; practical applications such as standard setting. Prerequisite: RESM 5110/7110 or 5210/7210 or Approval of Instructor


RESM - 6230/8230 MEASUREMENT II
[3 hours] Primary focus on Item Response Theory, with emphasis on 1- 2- and 3-parameter logistic models. Also covers applied issues such as test equating, scaling, item/test bias detection methods, and current issues. Prerequisite: RESM 6220/8220 or Approval of Instructor


RESM - 6320/8320 RESEARCH DESIGN
[3 hours] The study of research approaches that are used in theses and dissertations. Competing designs for addressing research questions are compared. The purpose is to prepare students for their dissertation experience. Prerequisite: RESM 5110/7110 or Consent of Instructor


RESM - 6340/8340 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH II: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Students design, conduct, and write up a qualitative study. Topics include theoretical frameworks and research design; managing, analyzing, and interpreting data; collaboration between researcher and researched; using computers in analysis. Prerequisite: RESM 5330/7330


RESM - 6350/8350 METHODS OF SURVEY RESEARCH
[3 hours] The design of large scale surveys with emphasis on sampling. Methods for telephone surveys, face-to-face interviews, and mail surveys are included. Prerequisite: RESM 6320/8320


RESM - 6360/8360 PROGRAM EVALUATION
[3 hours] An overview of prominent human services program evaluation methods including objectives-based, experimental, statistical, and economic approaches. Evaluation criteria, issues, ethics, and politics are considered. Prerequisite: RESM 5110/7110


RESM - 6940/8940 INTERNSHIPS IN MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION, RESEARCH & STATISTICS
[3 hours] Supervised field experiences in measurement, evaluation, research design, or statistics in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


RESM - 6960 MASTER'S THESIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours] Open to a graduate student who elects the completion of a research thesis in fulfilling the research requirement of the master's degree. Prerequisite: Instructor consent


RESM - 6980 MASTER'S PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours] A formal independent project applying principles of research and/or measurement to solve a particular problem and culminating in a written discourse. Prerequisite: Instructor consent


RESM - 6990 MASTER'S - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours] The study of a current topic in educational research, measurement, statistics, or program evaluation. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes. Prerequisite: Instructor consent


RESM - 7980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN RESEARCH, MEASUREMENT, STATISTICS AND EVALUATION
[3 hours] The study of a current topic or set of related topics in educational research, measurement, statistics, or program evaluation. The course is typically taught as a seminar. Prerequisite: RESM 7110, Consent of Instructor


RESM - 8180 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, RESEARCH, AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS
[1 hour] Course is crosslisted as TSOC 8180 and EDP 8180. The proseminar will enable doctoral students to improve their understanding of the research process. Students will learn to ask research questions, choose alternative methodologies, and interpret the validity of conclusions. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


RESM - 8960 DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
[1 - 12 hours] A formal independent study culminating in a written discourse central to the advancement of knowledge in educational research design, statistics, measurement, or evaluation. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


RESM - 8990 DOCTORAL-INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 6 hours] The study of a current topic in educational research, measurement, statistics, or program evaluation. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Last Updated: 5/5/14