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College of Education

Graduate Research Courses

Research… from an educational perspective.

We invite you see see how we can help you with your research training.

Courses Offered by the College of Education
ED_RES 562Epistemology, Inquiry and Representation
ED_RES 563Principles of Research
ED_RES 564Qualitative Research
ED_RES 565Quantitative Research
ED_PSYCH 505Research Methods
ED_PSYCH 507Introduction to Qualitative Research
ED_PSYCH 508Educational Statistics
ED_PSYCH 568Quasi-Experimental Design
ED_PSYCH 569Seminar in Quantitative Techniques in Education
ED_PSYCH 572Intro to Systematic Literature Reviews and Meta-Analysis
SPEC_ED 592Single Subject Research Design and Methods
CSSTE 544 (was Ed_Res 567)Discourse Analysis
CSSTE 545 (was Ed_Res 568)Critical Ethnography
CSSTE 546 (was Ed_Res 569)Arts-Informed Perspectives in Educational Research
ED_AD 591 (was Ed_Res 570)Action Research
ED_RES 571Doctoral Dissertation Preparation
ED_AD 536Intro to Qualitative Research in Education
ED_AD 537Advanced Qualitative Research in Education
ED_AD 538Special Topics in Qualitative Research
ED_AD 539Applied Research for Educational Leaders
TCH_LRN 560Research in Teaching
TCH_LRN 588Action Research: Teachers as Researchers
ED_PSYCH 575Multilevel Modeling
ED_PSYCH 576Factor Analytic Procedures
TCH_LRN 523Special Topics: Mixed Methods
Research Course Prerequisites
WSU Course  Prerequisites
EdRes 562 Doctoral standing in Education or EdPsy 505 or concurrent enrollment
EdRes 563 EdRes 562 or admission to the EdD program
EdRes 564 EdPsy 507 and EdRes 563
EdRes 565 EdPsy 508 and EdRes 563


Note: Prior to a student enrolling in EdRes 565, the student should be very familiar with both conceptual and technical aspects of central tendency and variability measures, regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, z-tests and analysis of contingency tables. Below is a list of general topics that should be covered before enrollment in EdRes 565, like in a course such as EdPsy 508 or it’s equivalent.

List of topics

  • Displaying Data, Freqency Tables, Graphs
  • Percentiles and Percentile Ranks
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Variablity
  • Normal Distributions and Standard Scores
  • Normal Distribution
  • Introduction to Correlation
  • Introduction to Simple Linear Regression
  • Probablity
  • Sampling Distributions
  • Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
    • Testing Hypothesis about a Single Mean
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Hypothesis Testing for Independent Samples
    • Hypothesis Testing for Dependent Samples
  • Chi-square Goodness-of-Fit Test
  • Chi-square Test of Independence