Applied Statistics and Research Methods Ph.D.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Degree Requirements — 64 Credits

See “Applied Statistics and Research Methods Ph.D.”.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program focus is on the application of statistical concepts, research design, and general research methodology to the solution of practical problems in a variety of disciplines including: education, mental health, business, and public health.

Master’s en route to the Ph.D.

A student may apply for admission to the Ph.D. program in Applied Statistics and Research Methods and obtain the M.S. in Applied Statistics and Research Methods on the way to completion of the doctoral degree. The application process and admission criteria are the same as for the Ph.D. program. The student must complete all program requirements for the M.S. degree in addition to the minimum 64 hours required for the Ph.D. The student must be conferred with the M.S. degree prior to admission to doctoral candidacy.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Credits — 3 hours

SRM 689Internship in Applied Statistics

1-10

SRM 689: Take 3

Complete one of the following Concentration Areas:

Applied Statistics Concentration — 33 hours

SRM 606Multiple Linear Regression Analysis

3

SRM 607Non-Parametric Statistics

3

SRM 609Sampling Methods

3

SRM 614Linear Models

3

SRM 636Applied Bayesian Statistics

3

SRM 637Applied Time Series Analysis

3

SRM 645Statistical Process Control

3

SRM 731Multivariate Analysis

3

SRM 752Statistical Inference

4

Elective Credits

5

Research Methods Concentration — 33 hours

Required Research Methods Core (all students in the PhD Research Methods Concentration) (11 hours)

SRM 521Statistical Computing with SPSS

1

SRM 519Qualitative Analysis Software

1

or

SRM 522Introduction to R

1

SRM 627Survey Research Methods

3

SRM 660Mixed Methods Research

3

SRM 770Evaluation: Advanced Methods

3

Research Methods Area of Specialization (Choose one)

Quantitative Research Methods (22 hours)

SRM 610Statistical Methods III

3

SRM 625Applied Multiple Regression Analysis

3

SRM 626Applied Multilevel Modeling

3

SRM 629Structural Equation Modeling

3

Choose 3 credits from one of the following:

SRM 685Educational Ethnography

3

or

SRM 686Qualitative Case Study Research

3

or

SRM 687Narrative Inquiry

3

Elective Credits

7

Qualitative Research Methods Specialization (22 hours)

SRM 685Educational Ethnography

3

SRM 686Qualitative Case Study Research

3

SRM 687Narrative Inquiry

3

SRM 688Writing Qualitative Research

3

Elective Credits

10

*Note: it is assumed students entering the research methods Ph.D. would have previously completed at least an introductory level qualitative methods course (equivalent to SRM 680), an introductory level program evaluation course (equivalent to SRM 670), an introductory level measurement course (equivalent to PSY 674), and basic training in SAS (equivalent to SRM 520).

Cognate Option

A student in the research methods concentration may elect to complete 15 semester hours within a cognate area in lieu of the elective credits requirement. These hours must be at the graduate level and approved by the student’s advisor. The intent of the cognate is to equip the student in a substantive discipline within which the dissertation may be written.

Approved electives may be substituted for required courses completed during a Master’s program.

Research Core — 12 hours

SRM 611Advanced Statistical Data Analysis

3

SRM 620Advanced Statistical Programming

3

SRM 684Research Ethics

1

SRM 700Advanced Research Methods

3

SRM 732Research and Statistical Consulting II

2

Research Proposal/Dissertation — 16 hours

SRM 797Doctoral Proposal Research

1- 4

SRM 799Doctoral Dissertation

1-12

SRM 797: Take 4 hours

SRM 799: Take 12 hours

Research Tools

All Ph.D. students must demonstrate competency in two acceptable research tools.

Deficiencies

Students who enter the doctoral program without a working knowledge of SAS programming must take SRM 520 early in their doctoral program.