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M.Ed. Education Assessment(EA): EDUEA5 - Quantitative Research Design and Analysis

Course Description

This course prepares students to be users and critical consumers of quantitative research. Students will be trained in various statistical methods in order to conduct rigorous, scientific quantitative research. Students completing the course will be able to: design effective experimental and quasiexperimental studies, manage and use large scale datasets, analyse various types of datasets (e.g., nested data, longitudinal data) with the appropriate modelling techniques, apply advanced statistical methods (e.g., structural equation modelling, multilevel modelling) in their own research, critically review studies that make use of a diverse set of statistical methods, and conduct educational measurement and assessment related studies using techniques such as factor analysis or Rasch analysis or item response theory.

Additional resources


Harrington, D. (2008). Confirmatory factor analysis. Oxford University Press

Vogt, P. W. (2007). Quantitative research methods for professionals. Pearson

Robson, K., & Pevalin, D. (2016). Multilevel modelling in plain language. Sage

Tabachnick, B. G., & Fidell, L. S. (2013). Using multivariate statistics (6th ed.). Pearson.