The study of the general principles of qualitative and quantitative research designs with an emphasis on students being able to apply research methods to problems in education. The primary goal of the course is to prepare leaders to conduct and facilitate research for the purpose of school improvement. In this course, leaders will develop inquiry skills and will learn ways to lead others in the use of research based learning strategies and processes. Emphasis is placed on systematic collection of multiple forms of data to identify improvement needs, choose courses of action to meet those needs and monitor progress toward goal attainment.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00