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Ph.D. in Education (EDP)

Co-Director: Professor Young

610 Core Seminar I: Issues and Problems in Educational Inquiry and Foundations (3)

Examination of issues and problems related to philosophical and historical aspects of educational thought and the role of society. Empirical analysis of classroom settings is emphasized. (Seminar) Pre: admission to the Ph.D. program in education.

611 Core Seminar I: Issues and Problems in Educational Inquiry and Foundations (3)

Examination of issues and problems related to philosophical and historical aspects of educational thought and the role of society. Empirical analysis of classroom setting is emphasized. (Seminar) Pre: 610.

612 Qualitative Research Methods in Education (3)

Survey of qualitative methods of educational research: terminology, historical development, assumptions, and models of inquiry. Pre: Current enrollment in the URI/RIC Joint Ph.D. Program.

613 (625) Introduction to Quantitative Research (4)

Educational research data are quantitatively analyzed. Data collected during Core Seminar I are analyzed and interpreted. Applications of the general linear model to a variety of research designs and analytic strategies are emphasized. (Lec.3, Rec. 1) Pre: 611 and a course in introductory statistics, or permission of instructor.

620, 621 Core Seminar II: Issues and Problems in Human Development, Learning, and Teaching (3 each)

Issues and problems related to human development, curriculum, teaching, and learning are examined. Ways of gathering and evaluating evidence about school and curriculum effectiveness are emphasized. (Seminar) Pre: (for 620) 610, 611, 615. Pre: (for 621) 620.

623 Research Design (3)

Research design process including developing problem statements, research questions, hypotheses and appropriate methods (i.e., qualitative, quantitative, or mixed). Course considers philosophical worldviews, literature reviews, theory use, and research ethics. Pre: 610, 611, 612, 613.

630, 631 Core Seminar III: Issues and Problems in Organizational Theory, Leadership, and Policy Analysis (3 each)

Issues and problems related to applications of organizational theory, leadership theory, and policy analysis are studied. Core seminar examines cases related to district, state, and/or regional educational offices and agencies. (Seminar) Pre: (for 630) 620, 621.

641 Field Research Seminar (1)

Bi-weekly forums present first-, second-, and third-year students’ evolving research questions and empirical designs. Discussion and feedback refine individuals’ research plans, enhancing the methodological perspectives and tools of all participants. (Seminar) Pre: admission to joint (URI-RIC) Ph.D. program in education. May be repeated up to a maximum of six semesters (a total of 6 credits).

692, 693 Directed Readings and Research Problems (3-6 each)

Directed readings and advanced research work under the supervision of a member of the graduate faculty, arranged to suit the individual requirements of the students. (Independent Study) May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Pre: 611, 615, 2 credits of 641, and permission of instructor.

699 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U only.


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