Educational Research Methodology (ERM)

Evidence-based decision making is an integral part of today’s society. Whether we are talking about the ability to demonstrate educational achievement, work collaboratively with program stakeholders to enact change, or highlight strengths and weakness of educational/social systems, the Department of Educational Research Methodology (ERM) provides the necessary training for future professionals and academics.

Through the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services (OAERS), a division of the Department of Educational Research Methodology (ERM), we offer valuable research and evaluation support while providing training opportunity for our students. OAERS houses and supports a comprehensive internship matching program that matches internship opportunities of professional organizations with ERM graduate students seeking practical experience in assessment, program evaluation, or research methodology. 

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The Department of Educational Research Methodology (ERM) at UNC Greensboro is committed to advancing knowledge and practice within the fields of research methodology, measurement sciences, program evaluation, and applied statistics. ERM’s programs address the ever-growing need for professionals with highly specialized skills in these areas.

Recent News from ERM

  • Creating ‘Change Agents’ Through High-Quality Mentorship
    Dr. Aileen Reid has earned many impressive academic titles throughout her career, including program evaluator, assistant professor in the Educational Research Methodology Department, and co-director of the STEM Program Evaluation Lab.
  • Combating a Lack of Internet Services: SOE Assists in Pilot Program to Bring Access to Elementary Students
    When schools moved to remote status during the height of the COVID pandemic, numerous students were unable to fully participate in classes due to the lack of broadband internet access at their homes. Backed by a grant from the United States Department of Education, three members of the School of Education are joining a team led by UNC Greensboro’s Information Technology Services (ITS) unit to combat that issue.
  • UNCG Joins Statewide Effort to Track COVID Impacts on Students
    UNC Greensboro researchers and their collaborators have received approximately $500,000 to study the impacts of COVID on student learning. The funding is part of the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and North Carolina Collaboratory’s $6.73 million investment in 20 projects rooted at universities across North Carolina.