College of Education

Research Methods in Education

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Program Summary

Start Dates: 01/9/2019
05/7/2019
Cost per credit: $685
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Kelly Bradley, PhD

Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

Director of Graduate Certificate

College of Education

131 Taylor Education Building

597 S. Upper St.

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-4923

  • GC
  • MS

Develop critical research skills and data analysis techniques and apply those skills to real-world settings and pressing issues in education and beyond. Graduates of our program work in a wide variety of fields, including school districts, state and federal agencies, and health-related organizations.

Program Summary

Start Dates: 01/9/2019
05/7/2019
Cost per credit: $685

Transform Your Career

This flexible online program is designed to expand your research skills and prepare you for a career change, expanded responsibilities in your current position, or doctoral studies. The coursework is interdisciplinary; you will be exposed to research methods coursework that draws from perspectives in policy, psychology, pedagogy, and history. Graduates of our program have the expertise to work in certification, licensing, and testing in a wide variety of fields. After completing our program you will be able to:

  • Identify and develop theoretically-sound, empirically-based research plans.
  • Apply research skills and data analysis to real-world problems in education and other settings.
  • Use statistical software programs, including SPSS, to analyze data and produce meaningful results.
  • Communicate research findings to expert and nonexpert audiences.

Admission to the program does not require a minimum undergraduate G.P.A. or GRE scores. Areas of concentration include quantitative methods, evaluation, and research design. Students have the option to complete a graduate certificate (15 credit hours) or a master's of science (36 credit hours). 

Contact

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Kelly Bradley, PhD

Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

Director of Graduate Certificate

College of Education

131 Taylor Education Building

597 S. Upper St.

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-4923

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.