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:
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Course Number: EDPS 859
Computation and interpretation of measures of central position, variability and correlation; introduction to sampling, probability, and tests of significance.
|Applications of Selected Advanced Statistics||3|
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.
|Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement||3|
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
|Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research||3|
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.
|Seminar 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.
|Mixed Methods Research||3|
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.
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.
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 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.