This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the practical and theoretical applications of educational research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the role of research in education, the course will guide the student through the process of reviewing and analyzing information and data from a variety of sources, comparing and contrasting the different types of research designs, understanding the role of descriptive and inferential statistics, and the development of a research project. Basic introduction to the principles of layout including grid systems and their use. Introduction to methods used to turn a design into a finished printed piece including basic understanding of printing and beginning past-up and mechanicals.
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes: