Course Description:

This course presents an in-depth treatment of the research process from an experimental, developmental, and evaluative perspective. Techniques for planning and designing these types of research projects, as well as the methodologies for data collection, evaluation, and analysis are examined. Special emphasis is placed on the appropriate choice of methodologies for a variety of problem situations.



Ling Wang, Ph.D. ProfessorLing Wang-prof

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Research areas: Research methodology and statistics, instructional design, motivation in education, learning theory.

Dr. Wang joined NSU in 2003, after earning her Ph.D. in educational technology from Purdue University. She teaches graduate courses in Computing Technology in Education and Information Systems, conducts research projects and studies, advises doctoral students’ dissertations, and serves as reviewer for many national and international journals. Her research areas include: educational technology integration, educational applications of Web 2.0 technologies, faculty professional development, and Community of Practice in graduate programs.

Book Information for RESD 705

 Title: Exploring Research – (Required)
 Author: Neil J. Salkind
 ISBN: 9780205093816
 Edition: 8th
 Pub. Year: 2011
 Publisher: Pearson (Prentice Hall)
 Notes:  This text book is also available as a B&N Nook study e-book. Reference ISBN-13 9780205202737
 Title: Research Methods for Business: A Skill Building Approach – (Required)
 Author: Uma Sekaran and Roger Bougie
 ISBN: 9781119942252
 Edition: 6th
 Pub. Year: 2013
 Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
 Notes:  This text book is also available as an e-text from Coursesmart at Ref. ISBN-13: 9781118527733
 Title: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – (Required)
 Author: APA
 ISBN: 9781433805615
 Edition: 6th
 Pub. Year: 2009
 Publisher: APA
 Notes:  This sixth edition APA manual is also available as an e-book from the Amazon kindle store.
Jareau AlmeydaRESD 705 Quantitative Research Methods