Curriculum

Students in the Applied Research Methods certificate program will complete a required core of 15 credits (12 credits of coursework plus 3 credits in related fieldwork). A minimum of 9 credits must be earned at Iowa State University.

Quantitative option 

ResEv 551: Basic Educational Statistics

ResEv 553: Intermediate Educational Statistics

ResEv 554: Intermediate Research Methods

ResEv 591: Fieldwork. The field experience will consist of at least one semester of applied research. The student must have a minimum of 3 credits completed in ResEv 591. The student will sign up for ResEv 591 under the guidance of a ResEv faculty member. The exact work will be jointly determined by the ResEv faculty and the student. 

One additional methodology course of at least three credits, as approved by a ResEv faculty member. Course may be either quantitative, qualitative, or related to evaluation/assessment. See list below.

Qualitative option

ResEv 580: Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodology

ResEv 680: Critical Issues in Qualitative Inquiry

ResEv 681X: Analytical Approaches in Qualitative Study 

ResEv 591: Fieldwork. The field experience will consist of at least one semester of applied research. The student must have a minimum of 3 credits completed in ResEv 591. The student will sign up for ResEv 591 under the guidance of a ResEv faculty member. The exact work will be jointly determined by the ResEv faculty and the student. 

One additional Methodology course of at least three credits, as approved by a ResEv faculty member. Course may be either quantitative, qualitative, or related to evaluation/assessment. See list below.

Additional methodology courses

CI 534: Applied Measurement in Educational Psychology

CI 536: Experimental Methods in Educational Interventions

HDFS 603: Advanced Quantitative Methods

HDFS 604: Advanced Qualitative Research

HDFS 605: Multi-level Modeling for Social and Behavioral Sciences

ResEv 570: Surveys in Educational Research

ResEv 597: Program Assessment and Evaluation 

*Or other course as approved by the ResEv program coordinator 

Note: A maximum of six semester credits may be transferred in to ISU to meet the requirements of this certificate

Full course descriptions can be found in the Iowa State University course catalog