Course Description

Provides information on what scientifically-based research means and discusses the myths and misconceptions of science. Discusses the various types of research and the constraint levels in educational research. Covers the internal and external validity of educational research. Examines quasi-experimental design, pre-experimental design, and single case design. Presents information on replication and research synthesis, and discusses evaluation instruments for Stage 1 of a Reading First program. This is the first course in a three-course series. It is recommended, but not required, that these courses be taken in order.


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Section Title
Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically-Based Research
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $305.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Virtual Education Software Inc.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.
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