EDUC.6911: Introduction to Research Design and Methods - Newton

Course Calendar

Week Dates Topics Readings Assignments**
1 9/7 Education research, its context, methodological history, and research ethics
  • Punch-Chapter 1,2,3
2 9/14 Research questions and data
  • Punch- Chapters 5,6
  • Tsethlikai & Rogoff (2013) 
Introductory Essay
3 9/21 Literature search and review
  • Punch-Chapter 7
  • UML libguide created by the librarian(s)  
research question(s)
4 9/28 Qualitative research design and data collection
  • Punch-Chapters 8,9
  • Visiting instructor: Dr. Judy Davidson (reading materials subject to change) 
5 10/5

GSE research symposium (ICC) 

List of articles for literature review
6 10/12 Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Punch-Chapter 10 (sections 10.1 - 10.5)
  • Gutierrez, Izquierdo, & Kremer-Sadlik (2010)
  • Visiting instructor: Dr. Judy Davidson (reading materials subject to change) 
7 10/19

Quantitative research design and data collection 

  • Punch-Chapter 13
  • Mindset intervention study
literature review narrative
8 10/26

Quantitative data analysis 

  • Punch-chapter 13 
  • Deslauriers et al. (2010) 
Study sample
9 11/2 Mixed Methods Design
  • Punch-chapter 14 
  • Ivankova & Stick (2007) 
Types of Data
10 11/9

Research ethics and IRB 

AEA meeting 

  • Punch-chapter 4 
  • Blackboard self-study materials 
Data analysis plan
11 11/16 Research Writing
  • Punch - chapter 15
  • sample proposal
12 11/23 Thanksgiving No Class
13 11/30 Research Presentation sample presentations presentation draft
14 12/7 Proposal Presentation

Research proposal-oral presentations 

15 12/13 Proposal Due

Research proposal-written report

*Note week 10 ends on Saturday July 22.

**Assignments bolded will be graded for credits; assignments not bolded NEED to be submitted during the due week (graded on a 1 or 0 basis)