Educational Psychology and Educational Technology has two flavors of Comprehensive Exams. Option I (take home exam), and Option II (develop a paper for publication and defend it). Option II is being retired, and for all incoming students, only Option I is available.
On this page, I provide a list of some resources available to students studying for Comprehensive Exams (primarily Option I).
Archive of Previous Questions
Self-Assessments on Research Methods
The following series of self-assessments are tailored to the research book by Remler & van Ryzin (2010). But the concepts and terminology are general enough that students studying for exams might do well to identify gaps in their understanding prior to the exam. Below are 15 quizzes.
|Remler, D.K. & Van Ryzin, G.G. (2010). Research methods in practice: Strategies for description and causation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.|
- Chapter 1: Research in the Real World
- Chapter 2: Theory and models
- Chapter 3: Qualitative research
- Chapter 4: Measurement
- Chapter 5: Sampling
- Chapter 6: Secondary Data
- Chapter 7: Primary Data Collection
- Chapter 8: Making Sense of the Numbers
- Chapter 9: Making Sense of Multivariate Statistics
- Chapter 10: Causation
- Chapter 11: Observational Studies with Control Variables
- Chapter 12: Randomized Field Experiments
- Chapter 13: Natural and Quasi Examples
- Chapter 14: Politics, Production and Ethics of Research
- Chapter 15: How to Find, Focus and Present Research