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School of Education - Educational Research Methodology

Resources

This page provides forms, documents, and procedures relevant to the administrative functioning of ERM.

Administrative Policies & Procedures

ERM Administrative Handbook (Updated 02/09/2014)

Travel Authorization/Expense Form

Student Advising

M.S. Student Handbook

Ph.D. Student Handbook

M.S. Plan of Study Form

Ph.D. Plan of Study Form (For students in Ph.D. Program)

Ph.D. Plan of Study Form (For students in M.S./Ph.D. Program)

Independent Study Form

Drop/Add Form

Schedule of ERM Courses

List of ERM Students and Advisors

Student Evaluation

Student Learning Outcomes Rubric (Use for M.S. comprehensive exams, Ph.D. comprehensive exams, dissertations, and student research presentations)

Student Progress Form (Use for every ERM student in each year of enrollment)

ERM Library

The ERM library houses a collection of books pertaining to research methodology, statistics, program evaluation, assessment, item response theory, psychometrics, and research design. The libraray’s collection is available exclussively to ERM students and faculty. Books may be checked out for a period of three weeks at a time. The ERM Libary Catalog is an updated listing of all of the holdings of the ERM Library. This catalog can be accessed by clicking here.

To check out a book from the ERM Library, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the ERM Book Checkout Form by clicking here.

Step 2: Complete the ERM Book Checkout Form and click “Submit” on the checkout form. The checkout form requires you to specify the “Book ID Number”. This number can found in two places: (a) on the barcode located on the book itself, and (b) in the ERM Library Catalog.

Step 3: Pick up the book from Rachel Hill.

If you have any questions about the checkout process, please contact Rachel Hill for assistance.

Links for Student Funding

The UNCG Graduate Student Association (GSA) offers professional development grants to graduate students. Information about the grants and the associated application can be obtained by clicking here.

M.S. Curriculum

The M.S. program consists of 30 required credit hours (10 courses), distributed as follows.

(A) Core Required Courses: Of the 30 required credit hours, 24 credit hours correspond to the following eight core required courses:

  • ERM 600: Validity and Validation
  • ERM 604: Methods of Educational Research
  • ERM 642: Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • ERM 667: Foundations of Educational Measurement Theory
  • ERM 668: Survey Research Methods in Education
  • ERM 675: Data Presentation and Reporting
  • ERM 680: Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education
  • ERM 681: Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments

(B) Elective Courses: Students must complete 6 credit hours in elective courses. The list of approved elective courses includes:

  • ERM 633: Language Assessment and Testing
  • ERM 643: Applied Educational Evaluation
  • ERM 669: Item Response Theory
  • ERM 682: Multivariate Analysis
  • ERM 685: R for Education and the Social Sciences
  • ERM 725: Applied Methods in Educational Research
  • ERM 728: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analytic Methods for Scale Construction
  • ERM 731: Structural Equation Modeling in Education
  • ERM 732: Hierarchical Linear Modeling

In addition, students may take courses not on the list of elective courses pending approval from the student’s Advisory Committee.

Ph.D. Curriculum

The Ph.D. program consists of 66 required credit hours, distributed as follows.

(A) Core Required Courses: Of the 66 required credit hours, 33 credit hours correspond to the following 11 core required courses:

  • ERM 633: Language Assessment and Testing
  • ERM 642: Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • ERM 643: Applied Educational Evaluation
  • ERM 668: Survey Research in Education
  • ERM 669: Item Response Theory
  • ERM 675: Data Presentation and Reporting
  • ERM 682: Multivariate Analysis
  • ERM 727: Computer-Based Testing: Methods and Applications
  • ERM 728: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analytic Methods for Scale Construction
  • ERM 729: Advanced Item Response Theory
  • ERM 731: Structural Equation Modeling

(B) Elective Courses: Students must complete 21 credit hours in elective courses. The list of approved elective courses includes:

  • ERM 636 Advanced Studies in Second Language Testing
  • ERM 688 Contemporary Problems Seminar
  • ERM 692 Independent Study
  • ERM 711 Experimental Course
  • ERM 725 Applied Methods on Educational Research
  • ERM 726 Advanced Topics in Educational Measurement
  • ERM 730 Practicum in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • ERM 732 Hierarchical Linear Modeling
  • ERM 734 Equating
  • ERM 735 Multidimensional Item Response Theory
  • ERM 742 Advanced Topics in Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • ERM 750 Case Study Methods in Educational Research
  • TED 730 Qualitative Analysis
  • STA 551 Introduction to Probability
  • STA 552 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

In addition, students may take courses not on the list of elective courses pending approval from the student’s Advisory/Dissertation Committee.

(C) Dissertation: In addition to coursework, students must also complete a dissertation (12 credit hours).

M.S./Ph.D. Curriculum

The M.S./Ph.D. program consists of 84 required credit hours of coursework, distributed as follows.

(A) Core Required Courses: Of the 84 required credit hours, 48 credit hours correspond to the following 16 core required courses:

  • ERM 600: Validity and Validation
  • ERM 604: Methods of Educational Research
  • ERM 633: Language Assessment and Testing
  • ERM 642: Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • ERM 643: Applied Educational Evaluation
  • ERM 667: Foundational of Educational Measurement Theory
  • ERM 668: Survey Research in Education
  • ERM 669: Item Response Theory
  • ERM 675: Data Presentation and Reporting
  • ERM 680: Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education
  • ERM 681: Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments
  • ERM 682: Multivariate Analysis
  • ERM 727: Computer-Based Testing: Methods and Applications
  • ERM 728: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analytic Methods for Scale Construction
  • ERM 729: Advanced Item Response Theory
  • ERM 731: Structural Equation Modeling

(B) Elective Courses: In addition to the 16 required courses, students must complete 24 credit hours in elective courses. The list of approved elective courses includes:

  • ERM 636 Advanced Studies in Second Language Testing
  • ERM 688 Contemporary Problems Seminar
  • ERM 692 Independent Study
  • ERM 711 Experimental Course
  • ERM 725 Applied Methods on Educational Research
  • ERM 726 Advanced Topics in Educational Measurement
  • ERM 730 Practicum in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • ERM 732 Hierarchical Linear Modeling
  • ERM 734 Equating
  • ERM 735 Multidimensional Item Response Theory
  • ERM 742 Advanced Topics in Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • ERM 750 Case Study Methods in Educational Research
  • TED 730 Qualitative Analysis
  • STA 551 Introduction to Probability
  • STA 552 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

In addition, students may take courses not on the list of elective courses pending approval from the student’s Advisory/Dissertation Committee.

(C) Dissertation: In addition to coursework, students must also complete a dissertation (12 credit hours).

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