The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved a new Master of Science in Research Methods in Education (RMinE) in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the UK College of Education.
The program will provide students training for careers in academic institutions, school districts, state and federal agencies, health care, and certification, licensing and testing organizations.
Students enrolled in the program, which is available both fully online and face-to-face, will learn to apply research methods, techniques and constructs across education settings, issues and data sets, while developing research knowledge and skills within a problem-of-practice framework. These students will develop a foundation in basic research methods in education, while completing a focused area of emphasis in quantitative methods, evaluation or research design.
The interdisciplinary program will cross fields of study within education, drawing from perspectives in policy, psychology, pedagogy and history. This approach should attract those who want to develop academic and applied research skills, undertake commissioned research or evaluations, or progress to doctoral study, as well as those already working as a researcher or evaluator.
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