Summer 2023 - EDUC 904 G031

Fieldwork III (5)

Class Number: 3175

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA




Meeting Dates & Times:

Wednesday, May 10

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wednesday, May 24

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wednesday, June 7

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wednesday, June 21

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wednesday, July 5



Tuesday, July 18

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Educational Leadership Symposium

Event Kickoff SRY 3250


Wednesday, July 26

3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Educational Leadership Symposium

SRY 3250


Wednesday, May 17

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wednesday, May 31

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wednesday, June 14



Wednesday, June 28



Wednesday, July 12



Wednesday, July 19

3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Educational Leadership Symposium

SRY 3250


Wednesday, Aug 2


Building on the work you have done in EDUC 719, in EDUC 904, we will explore more in-depth the various tenants of data analysis required for conducting research into our practice. Students will be working through various phases of their own research projects, from research proposal and ethics to data collection to data analysis and report writing.  In practical terms, EDUC 904-5: Fieldwork III is the opportunity for each student to complete the design, execution, and write up of their research project addressing the research topic that is personally important and relevant to his/her professional work.




Knowing (Research)

Application of data collection tools and procedures

Implementation of research project


Application of data analysis tools and procedures

Implementation of research project


Thinking and Being (Theory)

Application of a basic program evaluation, including attention to:

·       Types and theories

·       Processes and timelines

·       Relationship to research

Implementation of research project


Doing (Practice)

Ability to find, evaluate, interpret, and summarize relevant academic research

Implementation of research project


Ability to design and implement a research project



Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a professional environment

Participation in course-based activities and timely completion of assignments


Demonstrated ability to explain and interpret research and research findings

Project defence



  • Participation 20%
  • Fieldwork 30%
  • Research Project Paper 40%
  • Peer Review Paper 10%



Students will be using a variety of software during the course, for links to the software provided to SFU graduate students for no charge surf to: All students should have a working version of Excel (or Numbers) on one of their devices (e.g., laptop, iPad, or desktop). Please be aware that if you are using a computer belonging to your employer, administrative rights and permissions from your IT department may be needed if you are downloading software to a work-device.


There are no formally required readings for this course. We will continue to use materials and resources from EDUC 719 (See CANVAS). Additional support resources will also be posted by the instructor and will be based on the topics and research interests of the students. Any support resources will be listed through CANVAS ( and will be accessible online through the SFU Library or provided in class.


1.     DeCarlo, M., Cummings, C., Agnelli, K., & Laitsch, D. (2022, June 28). Graduate research methods in education (leadership): A project-based approach (Version BC Campus.

2.     American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA style. (Seventh edition.). American Psychological Association. (to be used as a writing resource)

3.     Please bring a laptop to class with you as much of our work will be computer assisted. If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact me directly. Ideally, you’ll be able to run Excel on the device.

Supplemental readings and resources

Survey Research: 100 Questions (and Answers) About Survey Research

Research Ethics

Tri Council Statement

Tri-Council Tutorial on Research Ethics

UVic Statement on Practitioner Research

Research 101: A Manifesto for Ethical Research in the Downtown Eastside


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Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.