Scholarship and Research


EDTC 803 Data Analysis and & Report Writing

Dr. Shamburg: Summer 2017

This course will focus on the content and the mechanics of effective data analysis and report writing. Candidates will analyze textual and graphical data from many sources, process data in ways that readers can understand, and generate comprehensive academic and business.



Using Secondary Data

Following a class visit to the Liberty Science Center, we were charged with creating a proposal for an exhibit. My proposal includes a description, a visual model, and a literature review about museum operations and the theme of the exhibit which includes perception, technology, and neuroscience.  

Using Primary Data

The report presents a qualitative analysis of 10 interviews retrieved from 
Lifehacker’s “How I work series” ( After coding the interviews, I identified common themes to attempt to address the question: What are the behaviors of
entrepreneurial women?


Analyzing Data for a Statistical Report A &  Statistical Report B

The reports provide how to present statistical analysis in APA format. Report B is an example of the

correct APA format. 


Constructing Visual Aids

This goal of this assignment was to present statistical analysis and learn to create figures in APA format using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, such as the historical data of e-commerce sales. 


EDTC 806 Research Methods in Educational Technology Leadership

Dr. Carnahan: Fall 2018

With the program's emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and innovative learning experiences, this course is an in-depth treatment of the research process and techniques for planning and designing research projects. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate choice of methodologies for a variety of problem situations.



Quantitative Study Proposal

The research proposal is to learn about faculty perceptions and the use of academic library services using a quasi-experimental quantitative study.


Qualitative Study Proposal

The research proposal details the research design for an exploratory, qualitative study to learn about the information seeking behavior of today’s researcher. 


Mixed-Methods Study Proposal

The proposal uses an exploratory sequential design to study user experience of library space and services.



EDTC 809 Assessment and Evaluation

Dr. Carnahan: Spring 2018

An introduction to systematic inquiry using assessment methods to understand, evaluate and solve user and organizational needs. Candidates will integrate their knowledge of research methods with real-world challenges of conducting and analyzing research in educational and corporate settings.

Observation Study

This project provided the opportunity to be an ethnographic researcher to observe the setting and social interactions in a coffee shop.

Qualitative Research Proposal

"Computational Thinking Instruction in Library and Information Science Education Programs"  was a new research topic for me, and I found the process fascinating. I considered the topic for dissertation as well. 

Study Proposal Outline

The purpose of the assignment was to create a proposal outline for the topic of " User Experience and the Online Academic Library"  for a qualitative dominant three-phase sequential mixed method design. 

Study Proposal with IRB

The assignment required the creation of a Qualtrics instrument, completion of an IRB application, and the successful completion of the training for CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Certification.

EDTC 810 Statistics for Educational Research

Dr. Glazer: Spring 2019

Candidates will develop competence in applying, synthesizing, and evaluate statistics from sources including dissertation, journals, technical reports, and Web sites. With an emphasis on the scholarship of teaching, candidates will move from basic to context-driven statistics, applying the fundamental concepts and procedures of descriptive and inferential statistics to real-world applications.

Reading and Writing with Statistics

To compare a mainstream article and a scholarly source, the analysis presents two articles, one from USA Today and the other from the Journal of American College Health. As mentioned in the mainstream article analysis, adding the narrative with personal interviews elicit more understanding of the issue and tells a story to the reader where the person is no longer a “statistic” while the scholarly article provides a deep understanding of the issue with facts and figures

Statistics Website (Group Project)

Daniel Ward, Emily Vandalovsky and I created an instructional website about descriptive and inferential statistics.

Peer Evaluation

Each group had to evaluate one other group using a rubric.  

Data Analysis: Academic Library Collections, Services, and Expenditures

Using SPSS, a regression analysis was applied to test the hypothesis that library expenditures have a positive correlation on overall library circulation.


Future Courses

EDTC 811 Summer Institute III

This course is the third five-week intensive summer seminar for Year III doctoral cohort candidates. Candidates foster their development as scholars and professionals for service by presenting their original scholarly work to a wider audience and provide a professional portfolio with a growth plan for continued learning and renewal.

EDTC 901 Dissertation I 

With the emphasis on educational technology leadership and the scholarship of teaching, Dissertation I candidates will develop and refine their hypothesis, research contemporary related literature, and explain in detail their research method and procedures, as well as design all necessary research, permission, and data collection instruments.

EDTC 902 Dissertation II 

In Dissertation II candidates will conduct their research, process the data gathered, draw conclusions, and reflect upon their study.
EDTC 903 Maintenance of Matriculation for the Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership 

This course is designed for students to work one-on-one with their dissertation chairs and other committee members to complete their dissertations. The student will demonstrate, rigorous research, ethical data collection, and reporting, a synthesis of their conclusions with related literature.