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Mixed Methods Research

Graduate Certificate

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $325.50
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $700.00

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Get the same diploma as on campus students

The pressure to conduct research by federal, state and accreditation agencies is becoming more and more prevalent in a variety of settings including academia and health care. Research is increasingly reliant on mixed methods techniques.  The Mixed Methods Research Graduate Certificate is an 18 credit hour, stand-alone credential that can provide you with the research skills necessary to fulfill this very important need. As a student in the Mixed Methods Research Graduate Certificate program, you will benefit from the wealth of experience of nationally recognized academic researchers and faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology. The department was established in 1908 and is one of the founding departments of UNL's College of Education and Human Sciences.

This fully online program will afford you the opportunity to:

  • Update your research skills and demonstrate knowledge in Mixed Methods Research
  • Add a valuable credential to your resume/vitae to help advance your career
  • Complete the certificate in as little as one calendar year (While this is technically possible, it may not be advisable based on your work and family responsibilities.)
  • Incorporate the certificate into a UNL master's degree in Quantitative, Qualitative and Psychometric Methods, or other graduate program with adviser approval
  • Gain critical foundational skills needed for doctoral work

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

  2. 2.50 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the GRE

  4. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  5. A written personal statement

  6. 3 letters of recommendation

  7. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  8. Vitae or resume

  9. Scholarly writing sample(s) - optional

  10. Please note the GRE may not be required for some students. Request information or call to speak with an adviser.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
  • Apply and be admitted to the department
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Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDPS 859Statistical Methods3

Course Number: EDPS 859

Computation and interpretation of measures of central position, variability and correlation; introduction to sampling, probability, and tests of significance.

EDPS 860Applications of Selected Advanced Statistics3

Course Number: EDPS 860

Prereq: EDPS 859 Variety of parametric and nonparametric analyses, including analysis of variance (completely randomized design and various factorial designs), regression analysis, analysis of covariance, full model stepwise multiple regression, chi square Mann-Whitney U, and Wilcoxon test. Understanding and application of these analyses. Appropriate mainframe and microcomputer statistical packages utilized to assist in the numerical analysis of data.

EDPS 870Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement3

Course Number: EDPS 870

Introduction to the construction, evaluation, and ethical use of measurement instruments commonly used in education and psychology. Test construction principles, item analysis, reliability, validity, ethical issues in testing, and evaluation of standardized tests. Prereq: EDPS 859 or equivalent

EDPS 900KQualitative Approaches to Educational Research3

Course Number: EDPS 900K

Prereq: EDPS 459/859 or equivalent; EDPS *800 or equivalent. Uses of qualitative research methods in education. The theoretical premises of research using qualitative methods and the application of this information through critique and planning research.  Qualitative methods for data collection.

EDPS 935Seminar in Qualitative Research (TEAC 935)3

Course Number: EDPS 935

Prereq: EDPS 900K or permission Seminar intended for doctoral-level students who have completed an initial qualitative research methodology course and who want to increase their skills in qualitative research. Data collection and analysis strategies and the application of those strategies to research problems.

EDPS 936Mixed Methods Research3

Course Number: EDPS 936

Prereq: EDPS 800 or equivalent, and EDPS 900K EDPS 936 is for students already familiar with quantitative and qualitative research. An introduction to mixed methods research as a distinct methodology in social science research Topics include the value and use of this approach, philosophical assumptions, various types of design, and approaches to designing and conducting mixed methods research.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $325.50
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $367.75
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $976.50
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $1103.25

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $700.00
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $742.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $2100.00
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $2226.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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