Our program is comprised of two research strands: quantitative methodology and qualitative methodology. Those in the first strand use statistical methods to examine various aspects of educational policy and their influences on students. Those in the second strand often define education and its policies more broadly, examining social discourses that produce and reproduce social inequities.
PROGRAM FACULTY AND THEIR RESEARCH FOCUS
Teaching and learning in non-school contexts, scholarship of teaching and learning, teacher education and professional development, program evaluation using qualitative research methodologies, qualitative research methodologies.
Quantitative research methods with a particular focus on evaluating extensions of multilevel models for complex hierarchical data structures and evaluating methods in computerized adaptive testing
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These projected course schedules are for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time, without actual notice to individual students. The University will make every effort to keep students advised of any such changes. These schedules are tentative and not guaranteed. Course offerings can change for a variety of reasons, including instructor availability, limited resources and demand. Students must note it is their responsibility to keep apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree programs.
Students who graduate from the Research, Measurement and Statistics program pursue a variety of careers. Some graduates continue on to become academic researchers at institutions such as the University of Georgia, the University of Pretoria and Kennesaw State University. Others find employment in government agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; while others work for private or corporate research institutions. A few graduates choose to stay in the classroom, using their education to directly benefit children in our schools.