EDUC 815: Critical Appraisal of Educational Research

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the literature review as they appraise educational research literature. Students will learn about the process of conducting a literature search for the purpose of constructing a literature review. A balance of class meetings and independent work will enable students to learn basic skills and strategies and then apply them to their own work. Students are encouraged to focus their reviews on their research interests. The final project for this course will be a literature review, which may serve as the basis for a research project or thesis. Students who have limited experience conducting literature reviews are urged to take this course.