2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (March 2015) 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (March 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 8458 - Advanced Research: Conducting Pilot and Field Studies


(5 cr.) Pilot studies are useful for determining the adequacy of research procedures, including reliability and validity of instruments, observational techniques, interview procedures, and the degree to which the design captures the intended outcomes or effects. The benefit of pilot and field studies is the practice one receives prior to investing time and money in a larger scale research project. The intent of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience with the research methodology, method, and instruments that will be used in their dissertation. In addition to implementing the research design and analyzing the data, students critique the design for flaws as well as strengths. (Prerequisite(s): RSCH 8200D and RSCH 8300D.)



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