Courses

Intermediate Statistics: Applied Regression and Data Analysis

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Are scores on high stakes tests primarily a function of socioeconomic status? Do mandatory seat belt laws save lives? In this course, students will learn how to use a set of quantitative methods referred to as the general linear model--regression, correlation, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance--to address these and other questions that arise in educational, psychological, and social research. The course strategy will be to learn statistical analysis by doing statistical analysis. During the semester, students will address a variety of substantive research questions by… Read more about Intermediate Statistics: Applied Regression and Data Analysis

Accumulating Evidence: How to Conduct a Quantitative Research Synthesis that Informs Ed Policy & Practice 1

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Does homework improve student achievement? Does Head Start confer lasting cognitive and social benefits? Does listening to Mozart make you smarter? Is parent involvement associated with student achievement? Is there a relationship between education and social capital? The goal of this course is to address important causal and correlational questions in education research and policy by combining results from primary studies. Students will learn how to use a method called meta-analysis to address questions about education policy and practice.

Meets September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4,… Read more about Accumulating Evidence: How to Conduct a Quantitative Research Synthesis that Informs Ed Policy & Practice 1

Accumulating Evidence: How to Conduct a Quantitative Research Synthesis That Informs Ed Policy & Practice 2

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Does homework improve student achievement? Does Head Start confer lasting cognitive and social benefits? Does listening to Mozart make you smarter? Is parent involvement associated with student achievement? Is there a relationship between education and social capital? The goal of this course is to address important causal and correlational questions in education research and policy by combining results from primary studies. Students will learn how to use a method called meta-analysis to address questions about education policy and practice.

Meets October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15,… Read more about Accumulating Evidence: How to Conduct a Quantitative Research Synthesis That Informs Ed Policy & Practice 2