In this course, students explore research paradigms and methodologies by studying their own educational settings and contexts through action research. Students investigate topics that are of interest to them and learn how to retrieve, critique, and summarize published research. They produce and evaluate their own data to understand their classrooms and their students’ achievement, behaviors, and attitudes. Working collaboratively and independently on small projects and assignments, students learn different approaches to data collection and evaluation, considering issues of credibility, reliability, and validity. 

Graduate Equivalency Course (GEC)

  • Format: Online
  • Dates: November 5, 2018 – December 14, 2018
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Karen F. Tardrew, Associate Professor, National Louis University
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  • Fee: No cost
  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: October 22, 2018)

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.