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This program offers a curriculum for training students to have expertise in applying measurement and quantitative techniques in a research setting.  Students will be able to choose an emphasis of measurement or quantitative methods and will receive a certificate upon completion of the requirements to validate their skills and efforts. This graduate-level program will prepare students for a variety of career opportunities that require training in measurement and/or quantitative techniques.

This program accommodates students with varying levels of quantitative background, thus allowing them to join the program at the level that is appropriate for them. It is particularly beneficial for current students at Loyola who have taken basic quantitative courses and want to enhance their skills and highlight their expertise in contributing to methodological aspects of research when applying for jobs.

 

Program Benefits

 
 

Upon the completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to:

  • Have theoretical knowledge of measurement/psychometric theories and quantitative methods.
  • Understand the assumptions of different quantitative techniques and learn to handle the violations of these assumptions.
  • Select and apply appropriate measurement and quantitative methods to answer research questions.
  • Use computer software to implement a wide range of quantitative analyses.
  • Appropriately interpret statistical evidence
 
 
  • Have theoretical knowledge of measurement/psychometric theories and quantitative methods.
  • Understand the assumptions of different quantitative techniques and learn to handle the violations of these assumptions. 
  • Select and apply appropriate measurement and quantitative methods to answer research questions.
  • Use computer software to implement a wide range of quantitative analyses.
  • Interpret statistical evidence appropriately. 
 
 

Core Courses

The basic (core) courses include (2-3 courses – depending on the student’s research background)

  • RMTD 400 Intro of Educational Research
  • RMTD 404 Basic Statistics
  • RMTD 421 Introduction to Quantitative Research
  • RMTD 482 General Linear Model

Recommended List of Elective Courses:

After completing the core courses, students will take elective courses based on their needs and interests. If a student took two basic courses, s/he will choose three elective courses; if s/he took three basic courses, s/he will have to take two elective courses.  They can choose either measurement or quantitative methods oriented courses.

Measurement oriented (choose 2-3 courses)

  • RMTD 430 Psychological Measurement
  • RMTD 530 Item Response Theory
  • One of the Quantitative Method oriented course – see below

Quantitative methods oriented (choose 2-3 courses)

  • RMTD 403 Survey Design
  • RMTD 483 Multivariate Statistics
  • RMTD 484 Hierarchical Linear Models
  • RMTD 488 Meta-analysis
  • RMTD 580 Special Topic in Using R
  • STAT 388 Special Topic in Categorical Data Analysis
  • STAT 388 Special Topic in Longitudinal Data Analysis

Students who have taken courses in quantitative research can waive/transfer in a maximum of six credits to cover the basic requirement (core courses) of this certificate program and start with elective courses. The waived courses can only be the basic courses. Students who have taken some of the elective courses will have to choose different elective courses to fulfill the requirement of the certificate program.

 

Curriculum

 

This certificate program is a five-course (15 hours) program that leads to a certificate in Measurement & Quantitative Methodology. 

Continuous Enrollments
Students in endorsement only programs are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

 

Tuition and Financial Aid

 

 

The School of Education and Loyola's Financial Aid Office are committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their education at Loyola affordable.

 
 
  • Program Director: Leanne Kallemeyn
    Phone: 312.915.6909
    E-mail: lkallemeyn@luc.edu

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