Research, Measurement & Evaluation – M.S.Ed. (Chinese) – School of Education & Human Development

Research, Measurement & Evaluation – M.S.Ed. (Chinese)

Educational and Psychological Studies

Research, Measurement & EvaluationM.S.Ed.

Mission Statement


Research, Measurement, and Evaluation(RME)的硕士项目 (M.S.Ed.)旨在(1)提高和推进定量方法论在社会科学中的发展及应用,(2)为学生提供必要的训练使其具备成为工业界和学术界等领域的高质量研究员,数据分析师,科研协调组织者,以及测量顾问的能力。

RME的硕士项目作为美国教育部指定的STEM(科学、技术、工程和数学教育)学科,目标是培养学生熟练使用科研方法,统计分析和测量方法,以及数据统计分析软件,从而就业于科研和评估相关的教育、心理、健康和人力等社会科学领域中。为了达到这一目标,我们提供最优化的课程结构使学生通过课堂学习以及实际操作而获得方法论和统计软件相关方面充足的训练。我们提供多种多样的课程,涵盖基本的描述和推论统计学,线性模型分析,多变量分析,结构方程模型,测量理论,项目评估,数据管理,以及统计编程 (R,SPSS,SAS)。

 

RME专业是一门交叉学科,我们的课程侧重于量化方法的应用以解决实际现实问题,课堂中所获得的理论知识和操作能力均可以在实际工作中直接应用。我们提供的大部分统计测量和数据分析的课程会在计算机实验室授课,使得学生有充足的机会使用统计分析软件进行所需的数据分析。毕业后,在心理学,测量,统计,和商业相关的领域,学生有众多就业方向可供选择,例如数据分析师,科研方法顾问,或者继续深造攻读博士学位等。RME专业的博士学位在领域内具有高知名度。RME硕士项目的优秀毕业生继续在本专业攻读博士学位期间,有机会获得学费减免,奖学金或助学金。

 

RME硕士项目不要求数学或统计学背景,我们鼓励各个学科的学生申请。基于以往RME毕业生以及在读硕士生的背景情况与学习经历,具有教育学,心理学,社会学,公共卫生,以及其他社会科学本科背景的学生均可申请。

 

Program Requirements (项目要求)

The curriculum of the Research, Measurement, and Evaluation M.S.Ed. program is structured around three components:

RME的课程设置涵盖以下三部分:核心课程,选修课程,综合考核。

  1. Core Courses (24 credits, 8 courses of 3 credits each)
    • Quantitative Methods I
    • Introduction to Research Methods
    • Quantitative Methods II
    • Applied Multivariate Statistics
    • Introduction to R programming
    • Measurement and Psychometric Theory
    • Categorical Data Analysis
    • An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Multivariable Data
  2. Elective courses (6 credits)
    Some of the potential courses offered in the School of Education and Human Development for electives are the following:
    • Item Response Theory
    • Introduction to Multilevel Modeling
    • Meta-analytic methods for research synthesis.
    • EPS 714 Qualitative Methods I
    • EPS 715 Qualitative Methods II: Case Studies and Grounded Theory
    • EPS 716 Qualitative Methods II: Interviews and Content Analysis
    Students can also take any course of their interest from other departments and schools across the University after they discuss with their academic advisor.
  3. A written comprehensive exam

 

What do our graduates from the last 3 years do now?
以往三年RME的硕士毕业生,目前从事领域如下:

  • PhD student in Education, Methodology, Measurement and Analysis at the University of Central Florida
  • Technology Transfer Coordinator, University of Miami
  • PhD student in Health Policy and Management at the Florida International University
  • Research Analyst at OutMatch HCM in Texas.
  • Sr. Analyst at Worldmedia Interactive in Miami, FL
  • PhD student in Psychology at the Florida International University in Miami, FL
  • PhD student in the Department of Management at the University of Miami
  • PhD student in Psychology at the University of Georgia
  • PhD student in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland
  • Analytics Advisor in the Decision Analytics and Information Management Team at the Shelby County Public Schools in Mempis, TN.
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F.A.Q.

Do I need a strong math or statistics background to apply to the RME Program?
No, extensive undergraduate coursework in math and statistics is not necessary. Naturally, individuals who enter our program with a strong math and/or statistics background tend to be familiar with many of the concepts covered in the courses, but it is not necessary.
What are the career opportunities like for students graduating from the RME program?
Simply stated, the career opportunities are fantastic. Demand for individuals with graduate training in research, measurement, and evaluation outweighs the current supply. Private and public agencies, as well as universities, are constantly searching for individuals with expertise in these areas. This demand is, in part, fueled by the increase in national and state-level achievement testing mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, which requires individuals trained in applied statistics and measurement for the psychometric/technical development of tests (i.e., determining from a statistical point of view whether the items of a test are working properly, and how to best estimate and individual’s ability based on the responses to the test items). Additional demand for experts in research methodology and measurement is generated through the increasing use of standardized psychological testing for diagnostic purposes and the high level of demand for the evaluation of educational and psychological programs implemented in school systems.
What Type of Businesses and Agencies are Typical Employers?
This will depend, in part, on what type of career you desire. If you want to teach, conduct research, and serve as a consultant to academic grants, then colleges and universities would be the natural employer. Nearly every college or university that grants graduate degrees would have the need for one or more individuals trained in research, measurement, and evaluation. If you are interested in a career that focuses on designing and implementing large-scale evaluations of programs (such educational programs, or health-related programs), then a public or private research agency, or large-scale testing agencies, such as ETS, ACT, and The College Board, would be examples of potential employers. Finally, if you are interested in measurement issues related to large-scale testing, then public testing agencies (i.e., state testing agencies) and private testing agencies (e.g., ETS, ACT, the American Board of Medical Examiners) would be examples of potential employers.
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Program Director

Cengiz Zopluoglu

Associate Professor & Program Director, Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (RME) Program

305-284-5102


Room: Max Orovitz Building 333-A