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- Available Lessons: 104
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples
Course SummaryThis collection of resources is designed to help special education instructors develop research methods in the field. The topics covered in this course can be used to better understand special education student needs and plan the most effective lessons and classroom activities.
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About This Course
This course helps special education teachers learn and improve their educational research methods. Taught by subject matter experts, the course breaks down the foundations of research in education, as well as methods, techniques and tools that are used to collect/measure data and interpret research results. The course also evaluates current ethical research issues.
How It Works
This comprehensive course includes engaging video lessons that outline the core components of educational research techniques, methods and tools. The chapter can be accessed at any time of day or night, which allows you to study whenever you have free time. Use any computer or mobile device to access the lessons, and be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exams to make sure you fully understand the course material.
The course includes:
- Informative video and text-based lessons that outline important information related to special education research
- An interactive course Dashboard to help you navigate to lessons and monitor your progress throughout the course
- Printable lesson transcripts that you can study offline
- Self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams to help reinforce your understanding of key lesson topics and terms
- Expert instructors who are available to answer your questions
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: You'll become more aware of current issues related to ethical research, as well as other concepts that help you better interpret special education research
- Teaches proper research design: The course outlines the components several research design types.
- Optimizes special education instruction: This course helps you apply your understanding of special education research methods to better understand the needs of your students and adapt your instruction.
- Understanding the foundations of educational research
- Knowing how to develop research plans
- Identifying data collection techniques and methods
- Explaining single-subject, experimental and quasi-experimental research designs
- Evaluating sampling, generalization and measurements in research
- Comparing internal and external validity in research
- Differentiating between descriptive and inferential statistics
- Recognizing qualitative research design and methods
- Analyzing current issues in ethical research
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