Mount Vernon Nazarene University
ISP6093 Special Education Research and Writing I .
This course is an introduction to basic methods and design of quantitative 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. Each candidate will design a proposal for a capstone research project to investigate a relevant problem or issue in special education. The project may take the form of a Response to Intervention action research, a published thesis, a scholarly article to be submitted for publication, or similar research endeavor subject to the approval of the course instructor.