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2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 20, 2024
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Research Methodology, MEd

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Additional Research Methods Courses

Choose 9.0 credits from the following 4 courses

Other courses may be approved by the student’s advisor.

Research Requirements

  • The student participates in a supervised research activity that involves data collection. Usually, students register for three credits of PSYED 2491 in each of two terms. A report that describes the activities completed eah term is written by the student. The written report prepared for the supervised research experience does not satisfy the pre-dissertation research project requirement in the doctoral program.

    Credits/Units: 6.0

Master’s Comprehensive Examination

Master’s Comprehensive Examination consists of three 100-item multiple-choice tests, one each in the areas of measurement, research design, and statistics.

For the Master’s Comprehensive Examination, a student must attain a score of 60% on each of the three area tests. The students must take each of the three area tests until a score of 60% is attained. Before retaking a test, however, the advisor and the students should make plans for removal of any knowledge deficiency identified from the results of the previous administration. The advisor’s approval for retaking any part of the examination should be obtained. There is no limit on the number of times a master’s student may take the comprehensive examination in order to obtain a passing score at the master’s level. Students cannot retake an examination for at least a month unless the advisor agrees.

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