Houston Christian University Catalog

Educational Leadership Research ( EDLR ) Course Descriptions

  • EDLR 7116 Dissertation Research I

    Prerequisite(s): None

    In consultation with the professor of record for the course and dissertation chair, the student will continue to develop chapter I and begin to develop chapter II of the dissertation to complete the aims identified by the dissertation chair and the student.

  • EDLR 7117 Dissertation Research II

    Prerequisite(s): None

    In consultation with the professor of record for the course and dissertation chair, the student will complete the design of chapters II and III of the dissertation and defend chapters I, II, and III in the proposal defense during spring, summer I, summer II, and fall semesters. In addition, the student will rite proposals for presentations at professional conferences and review and correct the case study developed in semester two of the program to prepare for publication.

  • EDLR 7118 Dissertation Research III

    Prerequisite(s): None

    In consultation with the professor of record for the course and dissertation chair, the student will design and conduct research to complete the aims identified in his/her research proposal to write chapter IV and begin the development of chapter V of the dissertation. In addition, the student will review the questions and processes for the written and oral exams, review and correct the case study developed in semester two of the program to prepare for publication, write proposals for presentations at professional conferences, and write manuscripts for publication.

  • EDLR 7119 Dissertation Research IV

    Prerequisite(s): None

    In consultation with the professor of record for the course and dissertation chair, the student will design and conduct research to complete the aims identified in chapters I-IV to complete chapter V and defend the final dissertation. In addition, the student will review the questions and processes for the written and oral exams; review and correct the case study developed in semester two of the program to prepare for publication; write proposals for presentations at professional conferences; and write manuscripts for publication.

  • EDLR 7120 Dissertation Research V

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 63 hours of Doctoral Program coursework without successful Final Defense of Dissertation

    The student must remain continuously enrolled in the program unit all courses and the dissertation are completed. In consultation with the professor of record for the course and dissertation chair, the student will design and conduct research to complete the aims identified in chapters I-IV to complete chapter V and defend the final dissertation.

  • EDLR 7181 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • EDLR 7216 Dissertation Research I

    Prerequisite(s): None

    In consultation with the mentor and advisory committee, the student will design and conduct research to complete the aims identified in his/her research proposal or as modified subsequently in line with recommendations from the committee.

  • EDLR 7217 Dissertation Research II

    Prerequisite(s): None

    In consultation with the mentor and advisory committee, the student will design and conduct research to complete the aims identified in his/her research proposal or as modified subsequently in line with recommendations from the committee.

  • EDLR 7310 Accountability and Measurement for Current Issues in Education

    Prerequisite(s): EDLD 7300

    The course is designed for the study of educational problem solving and accountability and their relationship to needs assessment techniques, evaluation methodologies, and decision-making processes.

  • EDLR 7311 Methods of Quantitative Educational Research

    Prerequisite(s): EDLR 7323 and EDLR 7312

    The course is a study of quantitative research with emphasis upon an understanding of statistical concepts and procedures necessary to create and implement effective educational research. The course requires knowledge of the literature and ongoing candidate engagement in research.

  • EDLR 7312 Qualitative Research Methodology

    Prerequisite(s): EDLR 7323 and EDLD 7302

    The course is designed to teach qualitative research methodology within an educational leadership problems-based contextual framework. The course will emphasize qualitative research techniques through lecture, discussion, readings, and field-based research projects using the methods learned. The course requires knowledge of the literature and ongoing candidate engagement in research.

  • EDLR 7313 Applied Multivariate Statistics

    Prerequisite(s): None

    The course examines the assumptions, limitations, and uses of basic techniques such as cluster analysis, principal components analysis, and factor analysis. The concepts will be applied to real data sets using programs such as R, SAS, and SPSS.

  • EDLR 7323 Applied Research in Education

    Prerequisite(s): EDLD 7306 and EDLD 7307

    Fundamental concepts and tools of research applied to educational problems. Each candidate will prepare a proposal for the dissertation (chapters 1-3). The course requires knowledge of the literature and ongoing candidate engagement in research.

  • EDLR 7399 Dissertation Defense Preparation

    Prerequisite(s): EDLR 7310
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course is designed to allow doctoral candidates the opportunity to complete their dissertation study and prepare for Dissertation Final Defense.