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Specialized Content Knowledge & Skills Courses

We have identified graduate courses that, based on their description in Explore Courses, appear to align with VPGE's Graduate Professional Development Framework or with our Preparing for Faculty Careers, Interdisciplinary Learning, or Diversity Initiatives portfolios. 

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Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
COMM 318 (section 1)
Quantitative Social Science Research Methods

An introduction to a broad range of social science research methods that are widely used in PhD work. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
Remote
COMM 339 (section 1)
Questionnaire Design for Surveys and Laboratory Experiments: Social and Cognitive Perspectives (POLISCI 421K, PSYCH 231)

The social and psychological processes involved in asking and answering questions via questionnaires for the social sciences; optimizing questionnaire design; open versus...

2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
Remote
ECON 292 (section 1)
Quantitative Methods for Empirical Research

This is an advanced course on quantitative methods for empirical research. Students are expected to have taken a course in linear models before. In this course I will...

2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
Remote
EDUC 200A (section 1)
Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation

Primarily for master's students in the School of Education. Focus is on reading literature and interpreting descriptive and inferential statistics, especially those...

2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Remote
EDUC 200A (section 2)
Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation

Primarily for master's students in the School of Education. Focus is on reading literature and interpreting descriptive and inferential statistics, especially those...

2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Remote
EDUC 200B (section 1)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

(Formerly EDUC 151.) Primarily for master's students: An introduction to the core concepts and methods of qualitative research. Through a variety of hands-on learning...

2020-2021 Autumn
Thursday
8:30am - 11:30am
Remote
EDUC 200B (section 2)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

(Formerly EDUC 151.) Primarily for master's students: An introduction to the core concepts and methods of qualitative research. Through a variety of hands-on learning...

2020-2021 Winter
EDUC 200B (section 1)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

(Formerly EDUC 151.) Primarily for master's students: An introduction to the core concepts and methods of qualitative research. Through a variety of hands-on learning...

2020-2021 Winter
Tuesday
8:30am - 11:20am
Remote
EDUC 252 (section 1)
Introduction to Test Theory

Concepts of reliability and validity; derivation and use of test scales and norms; mathematical models and procedures for test validation, scoring, and interpretation.

2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:00am - 11:50am
Remote
EDUC 252L (section 1)
Introduction to Test Theory - Lab

This course will cover the material from 252A in an applied setting. Emphasis will be in developing a capacity for applying and interpreting psychometrics techniques to...

2020-2021 Winter
Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote

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