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REMS 5013: Research Design and Methodology

Spring 2015

Professor: Jam Khojasteh, PhD

Office: 2444A Main Hall
Hours: Monday, 5 7:20 pm or by appointment
Phone: 918-594-8226
Class Info: Monday night 7:20-10:00 (Main 2440)

Course Description: A general orientation course which considers the nature of research problems in education and
the techniques used by investigators in solving those problems. Therefore, specifics of research design,
measurement, and systematic study of educational problems are considered in the course.


Gay, L. R., Mills, G. E., & Airasian, P. (2012). Educational research (10th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Education, Inc.

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
(6th edition). Washington, DC: Author.

REMS 5013 Class notes will be made available and posted on D2L. Please print and bring them to class.

Course Requirements:

1. Class Assignments: There will be assignments throughout the semester. Assignments will be completed on
D2L or submitted in class.

2. Tests: There will be 2 tests. If you are unable to take the test you must notify the instructor BEFORE the
date of the test to reschedule.

3. Proposal: Each student will be required to submit a research proposal, demonstrating the student's ability
to choose, interpret, and discuss the research designs learned in class as well as an appropriate literature
review. The paper must be in current APA format.

4. Grading: Final grade will based on homeworks, exams, and the proposal.
Two tests will be worth 100 points each
Proposal will be worth 100 points
Quizzes/assignments throughout the semester approximately 100 points total

A: 90 100%
B: 80 89%
C: 70 79%
D: 60 69%
F: 59%

Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Please go to for a
video on OSUs academic integrity policy and additional information.

Foul Weather Policy: Class will be held if the university is open. However, each student is encouraged to use their
own discretion.

Special Accommodations: If you believe you have a disability and need special accommodations, please visit the
Student Success Center, North Hall (204). Please advise me of any such disability before, during, or immediately
after the first scheduled class period.

Disruptive Behavior : Please be considerate of others! Disruptive behavior (i.e., talking during class, use of cell
phones, etc.) will not be tolerated and can result in being asked to leave class.

Course Topics and Tentative Outline

1/12 Week 1: Class Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction to Educational Research
Chapter 2 Selecting and Defining a Research Topic
Chapter 3 - Reviewing the Literature

1/19 Week 2: MLK holiday

1/26 Week 3: Chapter 4 Preparing and Evaluating a Research Plan

Chapter 5 Selecting a Sample
Chapter 6 Selecting Measuring Instruments

2/2 Week 4: Chapter 7 Survey Research

Chapter 8 Correlational Research
Chapter 9 Causal-Comparative Research
Chapter 10 Experimental Research
Chapter 11 Single-Subject Experimental Research

2/9 Week 5: Chapter 12 Descriptive Statistics

2/16 Week 6: Review

2/23 Week 7: TEST 1

3/2 Week 8: Chapter 13 Inferential Statistics

3/9 Week 9: Chapter 14 Qualitative Data Collection

Chapter 15 Narrative Research
Chapter 16 Ethnographic Research
Chapter 17 Case Study Research
Chapter 18 Qualitative Research: Data Analysis and Interpretation

3/16 Week 10: SPRING BREAK

3/23 Week 11: Chapter 21 Preparing a Research Report

Chapter 22 Evaluating a Research Report

3/30 Week 12: Proposal Workshop

4/6 Week 13: Review

4/13 Week 14: TEST 2

4/20 Week 15: AERA Conference

4/27 Week 16: Present & Submit Proposals

5/4 Finals Week: Final Meeting