Educational Research Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

EDR  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  Letter grade only.  No repeat limit.

 

EDR  608 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)

Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency, organization, or situation.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.

 

EDR  610 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH (3)

General introduction to research in education; primary focus on use of research in education.  Letter grade only.

 

EDR  611 ACTION RESEARCH (3)

Theory and methods for conducting action research in teaching-learning environments.  Emphasizes self-reflection, qualitative data collection and interpretation, and role in individual and institutional change.  Letter grade only.

 

EDR  612 ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (3)

Focus on the use of ethnographic research in the study of learning and teaching.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDR 610 

 

EDR  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1-6)

Individualized directed research on selected topics.  Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.

 

EDR  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)

Department consent required.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  No repeat limit.

 

EDR  699 THESIS (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  No repeat limit.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.

 

EDR  720 RESEARCH DESIGN (3)

In-depth discussion of research designs for planning and conducting research in the field of education.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Admission to NAU doctoral program and Corequisite: EDR 610 

 

EDR  725 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (3)

Theoretical and methodological issues related to qualitative research in education; tools for analysis.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDR 610 

 

EDR  726 ADVANCED QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS (3)

Theory and methods for analyzing qualitative data.  Emphasis is placed on working with data, thinking critically about data analysis and interpretation, and developing a decision-making framework.  The course conveys a working knowledge of analytic induction, grounded theorizing, narrative and discourse analysis, and a reflexive analysis of the politics of interpretation and representation - including postmodern challenges to researcher authority.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: One of the following research design courses:  EDR 610, 611, 612, 720, 725, EPS 525 or permission of instructor 

 

EDR  730 EVALUATION RESEARCH (3)

Develops skills to conduct field-based evaluation: produce, plan, and carry out a pilot study including data collection, analysis, and reporting.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EDR 610 

 

EDR  736 SURVEY DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES (3)

Data collecting and processing, projections, evaluations, and reporting procedures for immediate and long-term planning of facilities, finances, curriculum, pupil services, and administrative structure of educational institutions.  Letter grade only.

 

EDR  798 DISSERTATION SEMINAR (3)

Development of doctoral dissertation prospectus.  Pass-fail only. Prerequisite: EDR 610 and EDR 720