ECAE 7103T Introduction to Research in Early Childhood Education
45 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Principles and methods and problems in the development of formal and informal research in early childhood education with emphasis on research in classroom settings. Development of observation and recording methodologies emphasizing the role of teacher as researcher. Scope and variety of educational research; principles and characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research; structure and organization of a research project. Review of research literature related to current themes and issues in education.