Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric MethodsDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The program is unique in its emphasis on qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research approaches, and in the integration of cognitive and developmental principles of educational psychology. Working with your supervisory committee, you will develop a program of study that is suited to your scholarly interests and career aspirations. This program of study will contain (a) a set of coursework and experiences that is common to all students in the program, and (b) a configuration of coursework and experiences that is unique to your academic needs and interests.

Doctoral students file a program of studies that must (a) meet the following minimum requirements and (b) be approved by the doctoral supervisory committee. Doctoral students work with their advisers in preparing a program of studies that meets program requirements and furthers progress toward their own goals. Doctoral supervisory committees have broad latitude to approve individualized programs of study that meet student needs provided they meet minimum program requirements. Other UNL Graduate Studies requirements also apply – please refer to the UNL Graduate Studies Graduate Bulletin and/or the degree requirements webpage: http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/current/degrees/doctoral

Program Director

Dr. Jim Bovaird

PhD Coursework

Planning Document

Dissertation Titles

Application to this program

It is assumed that all QQPM doctoral students will enter the program with coursework in the following areas: (a) introductory statistics, (b) introductory measurement, and (c) basic research methods. Students who are deficient in one or more of these areas will be required to remove these deficiencies may not be counted toward the minimum program requirements. In some rare and exceptional circumstances, substitution of the common studies courses may be possible in accordance with departmental and graduate school procedures.

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