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General Research

General Requirement of the Department of Organization and Leadership


Requirements

Degree Program

Course Options

Requirement
Rationale

Overview research
methods course

MA, MED, ED.D.

ORL 5521-Research
Methods in Education (for students with applied research interests)
or
ORL 4009-Understanding Behaviorial Research (for student with a psychological
orientation)

This course is to
give students an overview of various modes of research and provide them
with basic research literacy for reading professional journals and research
reports.

Introductory statistics
course

ED.D.

HUDM 4120-Basic
Concepts in Statistics

This course is to
give students a basic understanding of statistics and a capacity to read
and interpret statistical research findings.

Methodological research
design (design and data collection strategies)

ED.D.

Students are to
pick one research design course based on the methodology that is appropriate
for thieir dissertation topic (among seven options).

This course is to
train students in research conceptualization, design, and related data collection
strategies for one mode of research. Students are to select from among seven
research modes.

Methodological data
analysis

ED.D.

Students are to
take one data analysis course that is appropriate for their research design
and data collection.

This course is to
support students in subsequent data collection, data analysis and reporting.
It is a follow-up course to the research design and data collection course.
Students cannot take this course without completing appropriate course requirements.


Recommended Doctoral Research Design, Data Collection and Analysis
Courses Department of Organization and Leadership



Methodological
Design

Design and Data
Collection

Data Analysis

Experimental and
Quasi-experimental Research Design

ORLJ 5040-Research
Methods in Social Psychology

Advanced Statistics
Courses:

HUDM 5122-Applied Regression

HUDM 5123-Linear Models and Experimental Design

HUDM 5124-Multidimensional Scaling and Clustering

HUDM 6122-Multivariate Analysis I

Survey Research
Design

HUDF 5020-Methods
Of Social Research: Survey Methods

HUDM 5053 Instrument Design and Validation

HUDF 5029- Sociological
Research Methods in Educational Design

HUDM 5122-Applied Regression

HUDM 5124-Multidimensional Scaling and Clustering

HUDM 6122-Multivariate Analysis

HUDF 6021-Social Research Methods: reporting

Applied Qualitative
Research Design (including case study)

ORL 6500-Qualitative
Research Methods on Organizations:

Design and Data Collection

C&T 5502(1)&(2)-Introduction to Qualitative Research in Curriculum and Teaching

ORL 6501-Qualitive
Research Methods on Organizations:

Data Analysis and Reporting

Ethnography

ORL 5000- Methods
of Inquiry:

Ethnography and Participant Observation

ITSF 5001-Ethnography
and participant observation:

Structural and Interpretive Analysis

ORL 5002-Ethnography and Participant Observation:

comparative and qualitative analysis

Evaluation

HUDM 5055-Evaluation
of Institutions, Programs and Curricula

HBSS 6100- Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education

HUDF 5021-Methods of Social Research: Evaluation Methods

ITSF 4092-Qualitative Research and Evaluation in International Education

HUDF 5056 (continuation)

Historical Research

A&F 6041-Historical
Method


Action Research

ORLA 5530-Action
Research

(to be selective
based upon qualitative or quantitative focus)