Research and Evaluation Methodology Program Information
The mission of the Research and Evaluation Methodology program is to generate, evaluate, apply and disseminate knowledge about educational research methodology, to prepare exemplary educational research methodologists, and to collaborate with others to provide methodology for the advancement of educational research. This mission aligns with College of Education’s and University of Florida’s missions because it results in research strategies for knowledge discovery to solve critical educational and human problems in a diverse global community.
- Learn to evaluate educational programs, analyze educational data, develop assessment instruments, and conduct research about the e¬fficacy of research methodologies.
- Work as an educational researcher, an educational data analyst, or a psychometrician (an expert in testing and assessment).
- Find jobs in testing companies; research and evaluation companies; research centers; and assessment centers at universities, school districts, and state and federal agencies.
- Complete a master’s degree (M.A.E. or M.Ed.) in two years or a Ph.D. in four years with classes focusing on research methodology, statistics applied to education, program evaluation, and psychometrics.
- We admit students with some undergraduate research experience. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, including psychology, sociology, statistics, mathematics, mathematics education, political science, marketing, economics, and engineering.