Introduction Exercise (CF 4): Students are required to share personal, educational, and professional information with classmates by posting to a discussion board.
Research Exercises (CF 1, 4, 10, 12, 13, and 15): Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate comprehension, knowledge, and application of research methods and concepts by submitting drafts of the action research study.
Data Analysis Quiz (CF 1, 4, 10, 12, 13, and 15): Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate comprehension, knowledge, and application of statistical methods and concepts.
Protecting Human Subjects Certification (CF 12): Students will complete the National Institute of Health’s IRB Computer-Based Training Course. The course is located at http://phrp.nihtraining.com and will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
Research Activity Log & Forum (CF 1, 4, 10, 12, 13, and 15): Students will document and discuss research activities related to the steps involved in completing the Action Research Study. Ten (10) hours of activities are required.
Action Research Study Portfolio (CF 1, 4, 10, 12, 13, 15): Students will perform the following activities: (1) select a topic, (2) conduct a review of the literature related to the topic, (3) collect data using interview, observation, or survey, (4) analyze data, (5) present results, and (6) discuss findings.
Research Competency Pretest & Posttest (CF 1, 10): The Research Competency Pretest and Posttest is designed to assess students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities prior to enrolling in and after completing a research course in the School of Education. All students enrolled in School of Education Programs are required to take the test.