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EDUF 8117. Qualitative Research Methods (3-0-{3-6}) Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program. The qualitative research course is designed to assist doctoral candidates with research methodology. Advanced applications of qualitative assumptions, theories, and practices will be presented. Emphasis is on the design, collection and analysis of qualitative data to assess and describe research development in qualitative environments.

EDUF 8125. Mixed Methods Research in Education (3-0-{3-6}) Prerequisite: EDUF 8126 and EDUF 8117 with a passing grade of B or higher. This course provides an overview of mixed methods research, particularly as it relates to educational research. Specifically, mixed methods research is put into historical context, and examined as a third research paradigm. In doing so, attention is given to the progression and methodological uncertainties related to the definition, philosophical assumptions, designs and analytic approaches. The applied nature of the course will address strategies for conducting, reporting, and evaluating mixed methods research in education.

EDUF 8126. Introduction to Statistical Methods in Education (3-0-{3-6}) Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program. Advance participants ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and utilize descriptive and inferential statistics. Facilitate conceptual understanding of fundamental statistical methods used by educators and leaders for individual and program improvement.

EDUF 8127. Quantitative Experimental Research (3-0-{3-6}) Prerequisite: EDUF 8126with a passing grade of B or higher. This course is designed to advance students' ability to analyze, interpret, and utilize data using experimental designs. Material will be presented to facilitate a conceptual and practical understanding of statistical methods beyond their fundamental knowledge so that students can effectively consume and produce scholarly research. The emphasis of this class rests on various univariate statistical models rooted in the ANOVA model, as well as analysis and interpretation.

EDUL 8715. Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum and Leadership (3-{0-12}-{3-4}) Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program. This course explores the rationale for pursuing a doctorate in curriculum and leadership within the context of personal preferences, professional competencies and organizational politics. Students are provided an orientation to the EdD program in anticipation of the tremendous demand for performance. Participation skills, professional writing competencies, and analytical ability in a structural collegial environment are required.