Educational Research Methodology (ERM)

Doctoral Minor in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

The Doctoral Minor in ERM is intended to provide methodological training to non-ERM doctoral students at UNCG. By way of pursuing the minor, students are able to obtain valuable research skills that can be applied to their own substantive areas. The skills obtained via the minor can improve research practices of students while attending UNCG and throughout their career. Upon completing the minor, students will have developed a strong foundation in one or more of the following areas: research methodology, measurement, assessment, and program evaluation.

There is no formal application for the minor program, as it is available to any student enrolled in a UNCG doctoral program. In addition, the minor program can be completed concurrently with the student’s doctoral program such that ERM courses counting towards the student’s program of study can also count towards the ERM minor.

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Bob Henson
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Designed For

The Doctoral Minor in ERM is intended to provide methodological training to non-ERM doctoral students at UNCG.

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Students are able to obtain valuable research skills that can be applied to their own substantive areas. The minor provides evidence of methodological expertise in addition to a student’s substantive area.

Program of Study

Core courses:

The Doctoral Minor in Educational Research Methodology requires 15 semester hours completed from the following list of courses.

  • ERM 600: Validity and Validation (3)
  • ERM 633: Language Assessment and Testing (3)
  • ERM 636: Advanced Studies in Second Language Testing (3)
  • ERM 642: Evaluation of Educational Programs (3)
  • ERM 643: Applied Educational Evaluation (3)
  • ERM 667: Foundations of Educational Measurement Theory (3)
  • ERM 668: Survey Research Methods in Education (3)
  • ERM 669: Item Response Theory (3)
  • ERM 675: Data Presentation and Reporting (3)
  • ERM 680: Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education (3)
  • ERM 681: Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments (3)
  • ERM 682: Multivariate Analysis (3)
  • ERM 685: R for Education and the Social Sciences (3)
  • ERM 693: Seminar in Advanced Research Methods (3)
  • ERM 726: Advanced Topics in Educational Measurement (3)
  • ERM 727: Computer-Based Testing: Methods and Applications (3)
  • ERM 728: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analytic Methods for Scale Construction (3)
  • ERM 729: Advanced Item Response Theory (3)
  • ERM 731: Structural Equation Modeling (3)
  • ERM 732: Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3)
  • ERM 734: Equating (3)
  • ERM 735: Multidimensional Item Response Theory (3)
  • ERM 742: Advanced Topics in the Evaluation of Educational Programs (3)
  • ERM 750: Case Study Methods in Educational Research (3)

Minimum program requirements:

15 semester hours in approved courses completed in ERM.