This is a survey course on the critical consumerism of scholarly literature. Students will gain knowledge of the various component of scholarly research articles and will develop the skills required to adequately read and critically analyze the literature. Students will develop the skills of conducting scholarly research searches as well as writing an annotated bibliography. Students will also be introduced to writing in the American Psychology Association style. 

A general introduction to research in education; the primary focus is on the use of research in education. Students will become familiar with research methods, including sampling, research types, study designs, issues of reliability and validity, as well as basic statistics and reporting techniques used in education.