EPSY 590 JC2 - Advanced Seminar in Educ Psyc - Secondary Data Analysis
Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Course Information: 0 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours in the same or separate semesters, if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required.
Prerequisite: EPSY 580 or equivalent. Federal and state governments make many large data sets available, covering topics as diverse as student learning, teacher tenure, adolescent science and math proficiency, school funding, adult literacy, census data, and much more. Repositories such as the UIUC IDEALS, Michigan ICPSR and others make research data sets available. Data to answer pressing research questions may have already been collected, but secondary data analysis poses specific challenges. This course provides instruction, practice (SPSS or R, student chooses), and feedback on -IRB/privacy/confidentiality -funding for/workshops on secondary data analysis -using data codebooks -operationalizing constructs with extant items and questionnaires -literature review for secondary data analysis -exploratory factor analysis, reliability, validity -merging files, aggregating, disaggregating, and combining variables to identify subgroups -keeping track of data steps -using
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Course Level: Graduate