School of Education - George Mason University

Research Methodology

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The Research Methodology PhD specialization prepares students for careers requiring a strong competence in research methods, either as academics or as practitioners in fields such as program evaluation, assessment, and policy.

The Research Methodology specialization provides theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for research design and methods including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research, as well as modern measurement and assessment. In addition to foundational courses in both quantitative and qualitative methods, the specialization offers advanced courses in measurement and quantitative research methods, structural equation modeling, scale validation, single subject/case research, qualitative case study, self-study research, mixed method research, and program evaluation.