STM 676: Intro to Quantitative Methods
Prerequisite: Mathematics Education Doctoral Program Only
Integrates research design, data collection, interpretation and analysis and APA format report writing across the main paradigms of education research. Understand how to collect data to answer or address a specific hypothesis, reduce data into usable constructs, and model large data sets. The course includes the use of the SPSS statistical software to explore methods for univariate parametric and some non-parametric models. The course contains a strong experimental component to prepare students for thesis writing. The primary focus is to understand which statistical methods are necessary to model data, how to visualize data easily using modern software, and most importantly how to interpret data to further research.