Session 1: October 21, 2022 at 1-3 p.m. EST
Session 2: November 11, 2022 at 1-3 p.m. EST
Sessions Led By:
Stanley Kania, PhD
Director of Enrollment Management, Temple University
Joseph Paris, EdD
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions, West Chester University
Session 1: Introduction to Research Design and Theory
This session introduces participants to the differences between research and program evaluation, and how to conduct a literature review, design a methodologically sound study, and consider the ethical implications of their research process and findings.
- What is research?
- Literature exploration: how to conduct a literature review
- What is considered a “scholarly source”?
- Scholarly resource searches
- Designing research
- Abstracts & purpose statements
- Introduction to research methodology
- Research questions & hypotheses
- Ethical considerations in research
- Foundations of ethical research
- CITI trainings and institutional review boards (IRB)
In the current data-driven higher education environment, graduate enrollment management (GEM) professionals require an understanding of research and how it is conducted to address the myriad of challenges that institutions face. This two-part virtual series equips participants with an understanding of research design, theory, and the applications of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for addressing critical problems in GEM.
The goal of these sessions is for participants to apply what they learn to actual problems or questions they would like to address through research. Participants are encouraged to have a topic or question in mind to which they can apply what they learned by participating in this bootcamp. Participants who attend both sessions will receive a Credly badge that recognizes their completion of this bootcamp on their LinkedIn profiles.
Session 2: Methodology 101: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research
This session introduces participants to the two primary domains of research methodology, quantitative and qualitative research. The presenters will describe the components of each methodology, how to design and conduct studies using different methodological approaches, identify and recruit study participants, collect and organize data, analyze data, and interpret findings.
- Quantitative Methodology
- Components of a quantitative study
- Survey design, population, and sample
- Experimental procedures and validity
- Data analysis and interpreting results
- Qualitative Methodology
- Components of a qualitative study
- Qualitative designs & role of the researcher
- Data collection, recording, analysis, and interpretation
- Validity & reliability in qualitative research