Survey of Educational Research – EDUC 750

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/15/2023

Course Description

This course introduces candidates to a range of methods used in educational research. This survey of educational research methods addresses the difference between qualitative and quantitative research and basic versus applied research methods.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The objective of this course is to prepare the doctoral candidate with a basic understanding of the nature of educational research and the range of research designs employed in social science research.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to create 5 threads in response to the provided prompt, one for each discussion. Each thread must be 400–600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be 200–300 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Research Critique Assignments (3)

The candidate will critique three research studies during the course. The candidate must analyze and critique one traditional qualitative research study, one traditional quantitative research study, and one applied study, mixed-methods, or program evaluation research study. Each analysis must be three pages (not including the required title and references pages). (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Quizzes (6)

The candidate will complete 6 quizzes during the course. Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned modules. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. (CLO: A, B, C, D)