- What quantitative research methods are appropriate for mathematics education research?
- How can you incorporate appropriate quantitative methods into your own studies?
- What procedures and tools can you use to analyze data sets?
- How can you interpret results from quantitative research studies?
- How are potential research studies changing and what are the implications for mathematics education research in the future?
MATH 744 will explore these questions as well as expose you to quantitative techniques designed to answer specific questions related to mathematics education research. This course will provide an overview of research methods and designs in mathematics education and related statistical procedures. Based on calls for more scientific research in education, this course will provide you with an opportunity to analyze data sets and answer pressing research questions using SPSS, SAS, Excel, and Tinker Plots. You will gain an understanding of what it takes to conduct quality research in mathematics education and how you can connect research to practice to improve policy and teaching. While prior exposure to statistical techniques is recommended, ELRS 821 is not a required prerequisite. The instructor will make an effort to differentiate course material based on students’ experiences.
MATH 744 fulfills an elective requirement for students in the EdD in Mathematics Education program.