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Quantitative Research Methods in Education Class M.S Education Course Title: Quantitative Research Methods in Education Course Code: EDU-713 Credit Hours: 3 This course provides an introduction to the use of quantitative methods in research. Emphasis will be on achieving an understanding of quantitative methods and associated statistical techniques considered so that you can think critically about suitable procedures for research design, collection and analysis of data, and the usefulness of statistics. Students will gain experience with using the SPSS package on computers. Learning outcomes: On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast different sampling methodologies and assess suitability for a range of situations; 2. Discuss different types of variables and produce appropriate graphical and numerical descriptive statistics; 3. Explain and apply probability rules and concepts relating to a range discrete and continuous random variables; 4. Explain and discuss the researcher’s work (model) 5. conduct a comparative evaluation of quantitative, qualitative, experimental, and survey research methods; 6. design research based upon the research question and constraints; Course Outline Unit 1 Introduction to education research o The scientific method o Different approaches of educational research o Classification of research by method o Classification of research by purpose o The ethics of educational research Unit 2 Selecting and defining a research topic o The research topic o Formulating and stating a hypotheses Unit 3 Reviewing the Literature • Review of related literature o Definition, purpose and scope o Identifying keywords o Identifying your source o Evaluating your sources o Abstracting o Analyzing, organizing and reporting the literature Unit 4 Preparing and evaluating a research plan o Definition and purpose of a research plan o General consideration in a research plan o Component of the quantitative research plan o A component of the qualitative research plan o Revising and improving the research plan Unit 5 Selecting a Sample • Sampling in quantitative research o Defining a population o Selecting a random sample o Determining a sample size o Avoiding sampling error and bias • Sampling in qualitative research o Selecting research participant o Purposive approaches o Determining sample Unit 6 Selecting Measuring instrument o Variable o Characteristics of measuring instrument o Quantitative and qualitative data collection methods o Type of measuring instrument o Criteria for good measuring instrument o Selecting a test Unit 7 Quantitative Methods o Survey Research o Coo relational Research o Causal comparative Research o Experimental research o Single subject experimental research

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This course provides an introduction to the use of quantitative methods in research. Emphasis will be on achieving an understanding of quantitative methods and associated statistical techniques considered so that you can think critically about suitable procedures for research design, collection and analysis of data, and the usefulness of statistics. Students will gain experience with using the SPSS package on computers.

###### Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast different sampling methodologies and assess suitability for a range of situations; 2. Discuss different types of variables and produce appropriate graphical and numerical descriptive statistics; 3. Explain and apply probability rules and concepts relating to a range discrete and continuous random variables; 4. Explain and discuss the researcher’s work (model) 5. conduct a comparative evaluation of quantitative, qualitative, experimental, and survey research methods; 6. design research based upon the research question and constraints;

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