ECE 411 - Action Research Project

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: C- OR BETTER IN ECE 410)

This course concentrates on the details of social science research methods and is a continuation of Education Research (ECE 410). It is designed to guide students through a step-by-step approach of action research using qualitative, comparative, and quantitative research designs and analysis methods. Students, having learned the language of research, various methods for conducting research and how to identify and synthesize research literature from Education Research (ECE 410), will conduct a SHORT action research project during this course. Students will carry out a SHORT action research project completing a research question and justification, literature review, methods and findings/recommendations sections. Additionally, students will propose their research topic to the college's Internal Review Board (IRB). This course will build on concepts covered in Education Research (ECE 410) as well as from other previous course work. RE (Sp)