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Building a methodological foundation: Doctoral-level methods courses in colleges of education
RSEM Faculty Publications
  • Nancy L. Leech, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Laura D. Goodwin
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
Due to the continued growth of qualitative research methodology, the demand for large-scale quasi-experimental studies, and a renewed interest in mixed methodologies, there is concern regarding methods courses taught in schools or colleges of education in the United States. The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of current methods course requirements in doctoral programs and explore the balance among qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods course requirements and dissertation policies and procedures. A purposeful sample (n = 100) of schools of education was collected from across the nation. The findings indicate that, overall, there is large variability in the number of students accepted into education doctoral programs as well as the number who graduate from the programs. (Contains 5 tables.)
Citation Information
Nancy L. Leech and Laura D. Goodwin. "Building a methodological foundation: Doctoral-level methods courses in colleges of education" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-leech/91/