Using Primary Research for Evidence-Based Practice

This course examines how understanding data, research methodology and research reports can contribute to informed evidence-based practice. The course emphasizes research relevant to the field of instructional design. Students will be introduced to the processes and vocabulary of research designs, including the questions, methodologies and standards of validity and reliability. Students learn to formulate a unique research question and look to academic sources to answer that question. Students will learn to locate, critically read and evaluate research reports, and synthesize research findings to inform design practice.