Facilitates learning in the area of developing an area of focus, problem and research statements, reviewing literature, designing a research method (qualitative and quantitative), analyzing results, and writing about findings giving students the ability to review, develop and produce research.
This course can be applied towards:
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative & Qualitative Research, 5th Ed. (2015)
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Dr. Tobin Lopes has been practicing and studying the field of workforce education and development since 1995. In addition to his work with Colorado State University, he most recently developed the curriculum for an executive-level hybrid graduate program for the University of Colorado Denver and was a workforce policy analyst for the City and County of Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development with a minor in Applied Statistics from Pennsylvania State University, a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College. Tobin's research interests include evaluation and assessment, hybrid learning and teaching methods for adults, career development, and quantitative research methods.
Dr. Karen Kaminski has been part of the Master of Education with a Specialization in Adult Education and Training since 1999. She has years of experience as an instructional designer helping faculty to prepare to teach via distance technology. Karen's research focus is on instructional design, evaluation, and learning transfer. In addition to traditional courses, she facilitates sessions on group work, communication, and collaboration and consults in the areas of instructional design and development, assessment and evaluation, and instructional technology.