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  • The course consists of an introduction of basic methodological concepts and philosophy of science in relation to research methods followed by a presentation of comprehensive research designs and a thorough presentation of advanced research methods, including factor analysis, conjoint analysis, cluster analysis, and social network analysis.
  • This course is an introduction to data analysis, statistics, and regression. The heart of the course is a rigorous introduction to statistical inference: sampling theory, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. The final section of the course covers regression analysis, with an emphasis on interpretation of regression results, using examples from recent research.
  • This course focuses on the philosophical, sociological, and psychological aspects of the educative process. Issues to be examined include governance and financing of schools, legal challenges in education, and multicultural perspectives of education. Students are introduced to the goals and practices of schools through a number of experiences.