The course is designed to provide doctoral students with an in-depth analysis of the methods and procedures of research used in the various subfields of education. Topics include conceptualizing research designs, writing research proposals, constructing measurement instruments, collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and drawing inferences. Special attention is given to making sound decisions regarding the selection of appropriate designs and methods for investigating research questions. The student will develop a proposal that will, upon approval of the student’s advisor and program director, serve as the first three chapters of student’s dissertation. Prerequisites: DSRT 734, 837 and 736.