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REMS 5000* Master’s Thesis

1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

REMS 5013 Research Design and Methodology

An introduction to the concepts of research design, methodology, sampling techniques, and internal/ external validity and the scientific method in educational problem solving. Critical analysis of educational research studies and the writing of proposals.

REMS 5320 Seminar in Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics

3-6 credits, max 6. In-depth exploration of contemporary problems of research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

REMS 5330* Practicum in REMS

Apply skills and concepts of educational research, evaluation, measurement and statistics (REMS) and gain professional experience in a mentored applied setting.

REMS 5373 Educational Measurements

Appropriate applications of tests in the schools. Development of teacher-made tests, selection of standardized tests, interpretation of test results, understanding of the statistics reported in testing literature, uses of test results, and recent developments in educational measurement.

REMS 5953 Statistical Methods in Education

Statistical methods needed by conductors and consumers of research in education and the behavioral sciences. Introduction to interpretation and application of descriptive and inferential statistics.

REMS 5963 Computer Applications in Nonparametric Data Analyses

Presents popular nonparametric statistical methods as applied to educational and behavioral research. Emphasis on conceptual, rather than mathematical development, application, use of computer for data analysis, and substantive interpretation.

REMS 6000 Doctoral Dissertation

1-25 credits, max 25. Required of all candidates for doctorate in applied behavioral studies. Credit given upon completion and acceptance of dissertation. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

REMS 6003 Analyses of Variance

A thorough examination of analysis of variance procedures as they relate to principles of experimental design in education and behavioral sciences. Prerequisite(s): 5013 and 5953 and admission to a doctoral level program or consent of instructor.

REMS 6013 Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies

Applications of multiple regression as a general data analysis strategy for experimental and non-experimental research in behavioral sciences. Prerequisite(s): 6003 or consent of instructor.

REMS 6023 Psychometric Theory

Theoretical basis for applying psychometric concepts to educational and psychological measurement. The Classical True Score model and applications to instrument development and design of studies for evaluating instrument quality. Prerequisite(s): 6013 or consent of instructor.

REMS 6033 Factor Analysis in Behavioral Research

In-depth analysis of principal components and factor analysis methods, including maximum likelihood methods. Confirmatory factor analysis methods are also introduced. Prerequisite(s): 6013 or equivalent.

REMS 6320 Doctoral Seminar in REMS

1-3 credits, max 9. Theory and applications of selected advanced research and evaluation methods. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

REMS 6373 Program Evaluation

Contexts, purposes and techniques of evaluating educational programs. Evaluation design, information collection, analysis, reporting and uses of results for programs ranging from individual lessons to nationwide multi-year projects. Special emphasis on evaluation requirements of federally funded programs. Prerequisite(s): 5013 and admission to a doctoral level program or consent of instructor.

REMS 6383 Program Evaluation II

Practical application of principles and standards by conducting a program evaluation. Prerequisite(s): 6373.

REMS 6663 Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies

An overview and analysis of multivariate procedures commonly applied to educational and behavioral research. Emphasis on conceptual design and application of these procedures. Prerequisite(s): 6013 or consent of instructor

REMS 6673 Item Response Theory

Concepts, theory, and application of item response theory (IRT) in educational and psychological fields with computer applications for data analysis. Prerequisite(s): REMS 6003 and REMS 6023 or consent of instructor. 

REMS 6683 Hierarchical Linear Models

Multilevel modeling analyses relevant to research in educational and related sciences. Emphasis on practical, hands-on development, analysis, and interpretation of multilevel models. Prerequisite(s): REMS 6003 and REMS 6023 or consent of instructor. 

REMS 6693: Structural Equation Modeling

Concepts, theory, and application of SEM in behavioral research with computer applications for data analysis. Prerequisite(s): REMS 6003 and REMS 6023 or consent of instructor. 

REMS 6850* Directed Reading

1-6 credits, max 6. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.