Qouzi CLass 600
EEC 600 is a course designed to prepare special education teachers to understand and use research to inform decision making in choosing curriculum and instructional interventions. Additionally, students will learn principles governing single-subject and action research in classroom or small group settings.
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2. Describe the importance of controlling threats to internal and external validity in research studies
3. Identify key elements in research studies that support high internal validity.
4. Describe the importance of external validity and the limits of poor external validity on generalization of findings
5. Explain the purpose and limitations of correlational research
6. Describe the difference between parametric and non-parametric tests of statistical significance
7. Recognize and describe elements of experimental group and single-subject research.
8. Explain what is meant by statistical significance and quickly determine whether a researcher reports statistical significance
9. Explain the difference between statistical and practical significance of research studies
10. Describe commonly used tests of statistical significance and match the test with the correct ways of reporting statistical significance
11. Describe the purpose and characteristics of experimental and applied research
12. Use APA Style appropriately to communicate ideas in writing
13. Effectively use the specialized vocabulary of research
14. Interpret basic descriptive and inferential statistics
15. Identify major sections and purposes of a research report
16. Discuss substantive issues and methodological considerations for conducting and using research in special education