Summer 2019 - EDUC 864 G002

Research Designs in Education (5)

Class Number: 1508

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    HCC 200, Vancouver



Designing and interpreting research about education. Introduction to survey techniques, correlational designs, classic experimental and evaluation designs for investigating causal relations, case study methods, interpretive approaches to research. Students with credit for EDUC 814 may not take this course for further credit. Equivalent Courses: EDUC814


This course is designed to be an introduction to the research process, interpretive approaches to research, survey techniques, correlational designs, and evaluation designs. Students will develop skills and the language required to critically understand how research is socially constructed. Students will learn about: a range of approaches to interdisciplinary social research design in education; understand differences between data collection and data analysis strategies; and understand the place of theory in research design. Students will apply their learning to the critical interpretation of published reports of research in education and in developing plans for conducting their own research. Students with credit for EDUC 814 may not take this course for further credit. Equivalent Courses: EDUC814.


  • Participation 10%
  • Praxis Assignments: Designing Research Instruments 40%
  • Research Proposal 40%
  • Research Proposal Presentation 10%



Creswell, J. W. (2015). Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, 5th edition. Pearson.

Two options:

  • Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version ISBN-10: 0-13-383153-1 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-383153-5
  • eTextbook Version ISBN-13: 978-0-13-354967-6
NOTE: If you have an earlier of this text that is good too!  ISBN: 978482274048
ISBN: 978-0133831535

Additional readings may be selected by the instructor and will be available to download. 

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