Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

EDU6223 Educator as Researcher [3].

This course is an introduction to basic methods and design of quantitative and qualitative research in education. The objectives of the course are to prepare candidates to conduct action research in schools, providing a structure for systematically finding answers to questions that arise from practice. Candidates learn techniques to identify problems to investigate, selection of appropriate research methods, collecting and analyzing data, and ways to draw conclusions from the results. Candidates use basic applications of descriptive and inferential statistics, ethnographic, and/or historical research skills to design action research projects for facilitating beneficial change in their classrooms or schools.