Do you have any recommendations for books that describe coding, analyzing, and reporting quant data? That was one class I didn't take and now it looks like I may be collecting some interview data.
-Kyle Gray

From: GEOEDUCATION RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Julie Sexton [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 5:21 PM
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Subject: Education Research Short Courses at GSA


I am pleased to announce two education research short courses at the GSA Annual Meeting in Portland in October 2009. The courses will focus on designing and implementing education research and evaluation for the purposes of improving your teaching, evaluating the effectiveness of courses and programs, and investigating student learning.


The two short courses will be half day and will run back-to-back. You can sign up for both or only one of the courses. Here are the descriptions of the courses:


508. Education Research I: Conducting qualitative geoscience education research
Sat., 17 Oct., 8 a.m.–noon.
US$110. CEU: 0.4.
Instructor: Julie Sexton, Univ. of Northern Colorado.

Participants will learn qualitative education data collection and analysis methods used in science education research. Case studies, demonstrations, and hands-on activities will be used to teach participants how to develop qualitative research studies, collect qualitative data (e.g., interviews), and analyze qualitative data (e.g., coding). This short course is designed for students, university and K–12 educators, and researchers who are engaged in or who plan to be engaged in geoscience education research. This course can be taken alone or in conjunction with the short course “Education Research II: Conducting quantitative geoscience education research.”


509. Education Research II: Conducting quantitative geoscience education research
Sat. 17 Oct., 1–5 p.m.
US$110.  CEU: 0.4.
Instructor: Julie Sexton, Univ. of Northern Colorado.

This interactive, activity-based course serves as an introduction to quantitative education research methods. It is designed for geoscience faculty or students who are or will be conducting quantitative education studies. Topics include developing quantitative education research questions, designing a quantitative study (e.g., selecting appropriate designs and statistical tests), collecting quantitative data (e.g., surveys), analyzing education data using statistical tests (e.g., ANOVA), and investigating causality. This course can be taken alone or in conjunction with the short course “Education Research I: Conducting qualtitative geoscience education research.”


You can get more information about the courses at http://geosociety.org/meetings/2009/courses.htm. GSA recommends early registration. After September 14, GSA charges an additional US$30.

I look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Julie Sexton, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Geoscience Education
University of Northern Colorado
Math and Science Teaching Institute
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