EDUC 706 - Measurement and Advanced Statistics

Course code
EDUC 706
Measurement and Advanced Statistics
Learning, Development and Professional Practice
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director

Gavin Brown

Course description

Instruction in measurement will cover theories, principles, uses, and techniques for estimating statistical and practical significance, causation, instrument validity, reliability, and error. Principles and methods of factor analysis, structural equation modelling, hierarchical level modelling, missing value analysis, and propensity score analysis will be covered to statistically analyse educational data that are latent, nested, repeated, longitudinal, incomplete, and highly interconnected.

Course overview

Participants will gain advanced skills to conduct sophisticated analysis of educational data and evaluate research-based claims about how schooling and teaching can be improved.

You will also learn principles and methods of data analysis that will help you participate critically and effectively evaluate student data within Communities of Learning.

Choosing a research methods course

Research methods courses in education, social work or counselling prepare you for exploring answers to questions or testing theories about what works. They help students to develop expertise in disciplined inquiry. A range of courses are offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work to prepare students for effectively researching and evaluating a programme or problem of practice in the most appropriate way. Research methods courses are organised under four major themes:

  • Educational research
    Diverse methods spanning experimental/scientific to interpretive/post-modern approaches that focus on policy, teachers and teaching, students and learning, from pre-school to higher education.
  • Practitioner research
    Methods that examine how best to conduct research with and by practitioners in their professional contexts.
  • Kaupapa Māori research
    Methods that respect and utilise Māori perspectives on knowledge and knowing focused on research with, by, and for Māori.
  • Social Work and Counselling research
    Methods used in applied and theoretical research within social work and counselling professional practices that inform social and community research.

Currently scheduled classes

2021 Epsom (Semester 1): Weekly evening lecture sessions on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm
2021 Epsom (Semester 1): Weekly evening tutorial sessions on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Take this course

This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

Ministry of Education course subsidies

Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.

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