This course provides students with a basic understanding of the role of research in developmental and educational studies. Topics covered include an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of popular research designs used in education and in applied studies of child development, the use of statistics in developmental and educational research, and how to critically review research literature, including scientific journal articles.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Articulate basic research methods, statistics and outcomes that apply to clinical practice and program review
- Critically appraise empirical articles in order to assess and implement best practices
- Formulate research-related activities including developing research questions to analyzing data and disseminating empirical findings
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Child Life (ONLINE) : Electives (16 units)