Applied Research in Higher Education
Taught by Dr. Jacqueline Honda Ed.D.
Designed to familiarize students with the research procedures necessary for performing Institutional Research and utilization of quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze institutional databases and assess university outcomes, such as retention and degree attainment rates.
Course Units: 4
Weekly Workload: 12–16 hours (include internship 4 hours)
Basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative statistics, research design, and proficient scientific writing skills is required.
Recommended Hardware and Software
You do not need a microphone or camera, just a laptop or desktop with internet capability. Weekly assignments are posted on Moodle (a course management system) and lectures are posted via private URL’s on YouTube.
Course Format – Typical Week
- Weekly assignments and materials will become visible on the Friday before the course week.
- Readings and lecture videos should be completed by Tuesday morning, since students’ first discussion post is due by 11:59pm on Tuesday night.
- Students will then respond to peer discussion posts by 11:59pm on Friday night.
- Students will have two additional types of activities per week: (1) Learning Objective Assignments – A project or paper to support learning objectives for the week, (2) Intern Project – The internship will have ongoing projects that will have varying deadlines.