Cognates in Measurement, Educational Statistics and Evaluation
Thinking of doing a Cognate in Measurement, Educational Statistics, or Evaluation?
The cognates offered in Measurement and Research can be tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of doctoral students within and outside the College of Education. Listed below are suggested courses for specific areas of emphases.
The cognate in Measurement provides a foundation in Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT). Coursework is designed to prepare students to: (a) develop their own instruments (paper-and-pencil and computer-based) and evaluate the psychometric properties of the scores derived from these instruments; (b) understand the design and implementation of local, state, national, and international large-scale tests; and (c) apply measurement theory to address measurement issues such as bias, test accommodations, cross-cultural adaptation of tests, equating, and standard setting.
The four courses in the Measurement cognate with recommended sequence are:
|EDF 7437||3||Advanced Measurement I|
|EDF 7438||4||Advanced Measurement II|
|EDF 7439||3||Foundations of Item Response Theory|
|EDF 7469||3||Introduction to Computer-Based Testing|
The cognate in Educational Statistics provides a foundation in applied multivariate
statistics. Coursework is designed to prepare students to: (a) develop appropriate
multivariate analysis strategies for given research problems; (b) screen data and
conduct multivariate analyses using statistical software; and (c) interpret the results
of multivariate analyses in reference to the research problem.
The four courses in the Educational Statistics cognate with recommended sequence are:
|EDF 7412||3||Application of Structural Equation Modeling in Education|
|EDF 7484||4||Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III|
|EDF 7488||2||Problems in Educational Data Analysis|
|EDG 7474||3||Applied Multilevel Modeling in Education|
The cognate in Evaluation provides a foundation in program, product, personnel, and systems evaluation. Coursework is designed to prepare students to conceptualize, design, and implement theoretically grounded evaluation methods.
The four courses in the Evaluation cognate with recommended sequence are:
|EDF 7485||3||Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation|
|EDF 7940||3||Supervised Practicum in Applied Evaluation|
|EDG 7491||3||Consulting and Project Management Skills for Evaluators|