GRAD > HIGHED > 740
Research Methods in Higher Education I
This core course is the first in a two-semester research sequence. The first semester's goal is to provide students with an overview of both the philosophical and the fundamental issues involved in conducting research in higher education. The course takes a systematic look at critical concepts in research methodology. In addition, it explores how various methodologies can be used to explore different types of data. Doctoral students taking the course become conversant with research paradigms and are able to understand the factors critical to formulating well-designed research studies. During the course, each student initiates exploration of a research topic, with the expectation that such an endeavor will lead to a dissertation topic.