Below are regularly offered courses that focus primarily on research methodology at the College of Education. Courses are organized as quantitative, qualitative (including conceptual/philosophical), and mixed methods (including historical). Within each of these three areas, we have courses sorted by their difficulty level (Tier 1=introductory, 2=intermediate, 3=advanced/ more than one pre-requisite), and then within tiers, sorted by course number.

Note that these courses are open to UW students outside of the College (with permission of instructor) are not courses intended for self -contained programs (such as School Psychology, TEP, and L4L). Please refer to the listing below for a quick overview; for more detailed course descriptions trefer to the Coursework Guides.

Quantitative Research Methods Coursework Guide

Qualitative Research Methods Coursework Guide

Note that these listings are simply meant to be informative for coursework planning; please check with your advisor to see which courses will best fit your particular degree and program area, and please check UW Time Schedule for new courses and seminars.

Methods Courses

Focus: Quantitative Methods
Title Tier Focus Quarter Credits
EDPSY 490 Basic Educational Statistics
Tier 1 Quantitative Methods All Quarters (3 credits, QSR)
EDPSY 491 Intermediate Educational Statistics
Tier 1 Quantitative Methods Winter (3 credits, QSR)
EDPSY 495 Introduction to Educational Measurement
Tier 1 Quantitative Methods Spring (3 credits, QSR)
EDSPE 511 Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis Research
Tier 1 Quantitative Methods Fall and Spring quarters (3 credits)
EDPSY 588 Survey Research Methods
Tier 2 Quantitative Methods Winter (3 credits)
EDPSY 591 Educational Research Methods
Tier 2 Quantitative Methods Winter & Spring (3 credits)
EDPSY 592 Advanced Educational Measurement
Tier 2 Quantitative Methods Spring (3 credits)
EDPSY 593 Experimental Design/Analysis of Variance
Tier 2 Quantitative Methods Winter (5 credits)
EDPSY 594 Advanced Correlational Techniques/Regression
Tier 2 Quantitative Methods Spring (5 credits)
EDPSY 575 Structural Equation Modeling
Tier 3 Quantitative Methods Alternating Winter quarters (even years) (3 credits)
EDPSY 576 Hierarchical Linear Models/Multilevel Modeling
Tier 3 Quantitative Methods Alternating Winter quarters (odd years) (3 credits)
EDPSY 595 Item Response Theory
Tier 3 Quantitative Methods Alternating Spring quarters (odd years) 3
Focus: Qualitative Methods
Title Tier Focus Quarter Credits
Social Science, Social Justice, and Qualitative Research
Tier 1 Qualitative Methods Winter (3 credits)
EDC&I 542 Sociolinguistics and Education
Tier 1 Qualitative Methods Alternating Winter quarters (odd years) (3 credits)
EDLPS 558 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Tier 1 Qualitative Methods Winter (3 credits)
EDPSY 586 Qualitative Methods of Educational Research I
Tier 2 Qualitative Methods Every Fall (3 credits)
EDPSY 581 Qualitative Methods In Educational Research II (Practicum).
Tier 2 Qualitative Methods Every Winter (4 credits)
EDPSY 587 Qualitative Methods of Educational Research III
Tier 2 Qualitative Methods Every Spring (3 credits)
EDPSY 582 Naturalistic Inquiry for Studying Children in Context
Tier 3 Qualitative Methods Alternating Spring quarters (even years) (3 credits)
Focus: Mixed Methods
Title Tier Focus Quarter Credits
ECFS 401 Early Childhood Research Methods
Tier 1 Mixed Methods Fall (5 credits, W)
EDLPS 525 Educational Inquiry I
Tier 1 Mixed Methods Fall (3 credits)
EDLPS 526 Educational Inquiry II
Tier 1 Mixed Methods Winter (3 credits)
EDLPS 535 Historical Inquiry in Education Research
Tier 1 Mixed Methods Winter or Spring (3 credits)
EDLPS 574 Mixed Methods in Educational Research
Tier 2 Mixed Methods Winter (3 credits)
EDPSY 581 Design-based Research Methods, Part I
Tier 3 Mixed Methods Alternating Winter quarters (3 credits)
EDPSY 581 Design-based Research Methods, Part II
Tier 3 Mixed Methods Alternating Fall quarters (3 credits)