EDB 9080 Designing Quantitative Research Studies
Credit Hours 3.0

This course introduces the student to quantitative research design (including simulation, experiments, surveys, and use of secondary data sets) and develops the basic foundation for designing and executing quantitative research studies. Issues associated with experimental design and survey design are elaborated. Examples of studies using these approaches are introduced and explored. Tradeoffs between experiments and surveys are discussed within the context of issues such as internal and external validity. Construct measurement (i.e., development of measurement scales associated with key variables of interest) is emphasized throughout the course along with such topics as reliability, validity, framing research questions, developing hypotheses, model building, and statistical analysis.