Research Methods for the Learning Sciences

Course Number: 
05-748
Semester and Units: 
Spring: 12 units
Prerequisites: 
85-738
Course Description: 

The goals of this course are to learn data collection, design, and analysis methodologies that are particularly useful for scientific research in education. The course will be organized in modules addressing particular topics including cognitive task analysis, qualitative methods, protocol and discourse analysis, survey design, psychometrics, educational data mining, and experimental design. We hope students will learn how to apply these methods to their own research programs, evaluate the quality of application of these methods, and effectively communicate about using these methods.

To enroll you must have taken 85-738, "Educational Goals, Instruction, and Assessment," or get the instructor’s permission.

Instructors: 
Ken Koedinger