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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
    
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Educational Research and Evaluation - PHD


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Degree Title: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Name and Number: Educational Research & Evaluation - PH6277

Department/Unit: Educational Studies

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Program Mission: The Ph.D. program in Educational Research and Evaluation (EDRE) is intended to prepare graduate students both for faculty positions and for leadership roles in research organizations.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of quantitative methods
  • Knowledge of qualitative methods
  • Knowledge of mixed methods
  • Knowledge of evaluation methods

Program Overview: The EDRE program offer students an interdisciplinary understanding and knowledge base about educational research and evaluation.  Students are encouraged to develop a program of study of their specific area of concentration yet have the flexibility necessary to develop programs that meet their individual career goals and interests; besides required courses, students are encouraged to include quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methodologies in their programs. Students are required to identify four core areas of specializations for their programs, which will serve as areas for comprehensive examination and areas of research, teaching and service in their future careers.

Opportunities for Graduates: Upon completion of the EDRE Ph.D., graduates can successfully conduct research, construct measurement  instruments, design research protocols, analyze research findings, contribute to theory development in the field, and teach course in measurements, statistics, research design and qualitative methodology. Graduation Requirements: Minimum course requirements allow students maximum flexibility to develop programs that meet their individual needs and interests. Students identify four core areas for their rograms of study, which typically include one or two areas of specialization that comprise courses from across the University.

 

Graduation Requirements: A minimum number of 80 semester hours are required which does not include the 10 hours of dissertation credit. Qualifying exam is required prior to starting dissertation research. If a student is enrolled full time this degree can be completed in 5 years.

  • EDRE 5010 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • EDRE 5900 - Special Topics in Education - Research & Evaluation
  • EDRE 6900 - Special Topics in Education - Research & Evaluation
  • EDRE 6920 - Special Projects in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • EDRE 6930 - Readings in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • EDRE 6940 - Research in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • EDRE 6950 - Thesis
  • EDRE 7110 - Theory and Techniques of Test Development
  • EDRE 7120 - Item Response Theory and Modern Educational Measurement
  • EDRE 7200 - Educational Statistics
  • EDRE 7210 - Regression Analysis in Education
  • EDRE 7230 - Questionnaires and Scale Development in Education
  • EDRE 7330 - Research Design in Education
  • EDRE 7500 - Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Education
  • EDRE 7510 - Qualitative Interviewing Methods in Education
  • EDRE 7520 - Ethnographic Methods in Education
  • EDRE 7600 - Multivariate Statistical Methods in Education
  • EDRE 7610 - Computer Science Applications in Educational Research
  • EDRE 7620 - Computer Applications in Educational Research
  • EDRE 7800 - Program Evaluation in Education
  • EDRE 7910 - Advanced Special Projects in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • EDRE 7930 - Advanced Readings in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • EDRE 7940 - Advanced Research in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • EDRE 8900 - Special Topics in Education - Research & Evaluation
  • EDRE 8950 - Dissertation

Admission Requirements: All applications are reviewed holistically. The department requires

  1. GRE scores, with a minimum quantitative/verbal combined score of 1000 recommended,
  2. official transcripts from all institutions attended,
  3. three written letters of recommendation,
  4. an autobiography and statement of professional goals, and
  5. a resume or curriculum vitae. A minimum GPA of 3.4 is recommended. International applicants must also provide proof of financial responsibility and proof of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL scores).

 

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