EDP 599: Action Research

Synonym:

73542 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Susan Dreyer Leon

Credits:

2

Seats:

18

Semester:

Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 1/21 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 1/22 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 2/11 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 2/12 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Fri 3/4 (4:30PM-7:29PM)
Sat 3/5 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational & Social Policy
Required of and restricted to the Central NH Cluster who entered in Fall 2010; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar's Office via First Class.

This course will introduce students to the theory and strategies behind action research and will enable them to begin work on selecting an appropriate topic for their Master's Projects and to develop a proposal for their project. Strategies for framing a question, collecting data and determining samples will be part of the discussion. Methods of quantitative and qualitative research will be discussed and the relationship of purpose to method examined. Emphasis will be on the living, changing nature of qualitative research during the process of developing the Master's Project Proposal.