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Research and Evaluation Methodology

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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 efficacy 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.

Meet our Students

Jingyi He

Her research interests are structural equation modeling and psychometrics.

Burak Aydin

His dissertation is about multilevel modeling of data from cluster randomized trials.

Francisco Jimenez

His dissertation research focuses on test equating methods.

 This is what our graduates say about the REM program:

“… I tried to pick the best program for me. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come to the REM program at the University of Florida….” (Young Kyoung Min, Ph.D., 2008)

“I am currently working as a psychometrician at Educational Testing Service (ETS). Before I came to ETS, I had been studying statistics, measurement, and evaluation as a Ph.D. student in the REM program at UF for four years.” (Youhua Wei, Ph.D., 2008).

When I began my job search, I really had a heads up on the competition because of my background in REM.” (Kate Miller, M.A.E., 2006).

See more testimonials of REM graduates.

Download our REM Postcard (pdf).