The Office of Student Academic Affairs ("SAAO"), in coordination with the Bureau of Educational Research, announces the Spring 2013 Research Specialization Panel Discussion and Seminar Series. The first of the two-part series was held on March 7.
The second in the series held on March 28 includes a 15-minute presentation by a member of each of the Research Specialization Committees followed by a 15-minute Q&A to close the session. This session will be moderated by Christopher Span, associate dean for academic programs.
Evaluative: Stacy Dymond, chair | Presentation by Jennifer Greene
Students who pursue the evaluation research specialization will develop sufficient knowledge and skills so that they will be able to defensibly and credibly conduct a small-scale evaluation or contribute meaningfully to a more ambitious evaluation.
Interpretive: Yoon Pak, chair | Presentation by Pradeep Dhillon
Interpretive methods of research and analysis play a role in educational research in many disciplines and fields as a primary means to creating a narrative, to making meaning, or to making cultural or political critiques.
Qualitative: Anne Dyson, Liora Bresler, co-chairs | Presentation by Denice Hood
This specialization is intended to help students develop: (1) competence in understanding and addressing methodological, epistemological, ethical, and political issues that cut across the field of qualitative inquiry; (2) competence in multiple means of generating, interpreting, and reporting qualitative data; and (3) competence in locating/situating/linking the understandings and skills within an interpretive frame of reference.
Quantitative: David Huang, chair and presenter
This specialization enables the student to further focus and specialize in: (1) statistical and/or quantitative analysis and appropriate interpretation of data collected through experimental or quasi-experimental research, (2) the development and psychometric analysis of measurement instruments, or (3) the design of experiments.
Light refreshments will be provided.