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Catalog Description

Management of data as a resource. Development of a conceptual framework to evaluate, select, acquire, install, and maintain commercial data base management packages for use in information systems. Data structures, data storage, data representation, data flow, data dictionaries, access methods, utilities, query languages, security backup, configuration control, distributed data bases, and future directions in data base management are explored.


Course Outcomes

The following are three broad goals for this course:

  1. Understand the research process
  2. Develop a problem statement
  3. Collect research data
  4. Analyze the data
  5. Report on findings

Grading (1000 pts)

A 900 – 1000 pts
B 800 – 899 pts
C 700 – 799 pts
D 600 – 699 pts
F Less than 599


Course Schedule


Required Textbooks

Introduction to Research in Education (9781337566001) by Ary, Jacobs, Irvine, and Walker (10th Ed) 2018


Late Homework Policy

Homework is expected to be completed individually unless otherwise directed. Please turn in your work on
time for full credit. Points will be deducted for late work submitted. Exams and Quizzes cannot be turned in after their due dates without prior arrangement.

Late submissions – Assignments can be turned in after the due date. The following penalties will be applied:

  • Past time due – 10%
  • 24 hours past time due – 20%
  • 48 hours past time due – 30%
  • 72 hours past time due – 40%
  • 1 Week or more past due – 50%