Minor in REM

Program Overview

Ph.D. and Masters students at the University of Florida outside of the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education may obtain a minor in REM with emphasis on quantitative or qualitative methods.

The minor in REM with a quantitative focus adds a strong foundation in research methods, educational statistics, and psychometrics. The minor in REM with a qualitative focus adds a strong foundation in epistemologies, research approaches, and data collection and analysis methods suitable for qualitative inquiry. To obtain a minor in REM, doctoral and masters students are required to collaborate in research with a REM faculty member, have this faculty member serve in their doctoral or thesis committee, and complete a set of REM courses.  The required research collaboration with a REM faculty member may take the form of the writing and submission of an academic paper for publication, with either the student or the REM faculty member as lead author. The specific details of the collaboration should be negotiated with the REM faculty mentor supervising the REM minor. The courses that will count towards a REM minor are listed below. Students should consult with their REM faculty mentor about the optimal sequence of courses to match their research interests and experiences.

Required Courses

REM Minor with Focus on Quantitative Methods

The minor in REM with a quantitative focus adds a strong foundation in research methods, educational statistics and psychometrics.

For doctoral students, the minor in REM with a quantitative focus requires at least five courses selected from the following course list. For masters students, the minor in REM with a quantitative focus requires 9 credit hours selected from the following course list. The REM representative on the doctoral or thesis committee may require additional courses. Students should also consult the Sequence of Quantitative Classes.

Course Number
Title
EDF 6481 Quantitative Research Methods in Education
EDF 6436 Theory of Measurement
EDF 6471 Survey Design and Analysis in Educational Research
EDF 7405 Advanced Quantitative Foundations of Educational Research
EDF 7412 Structural Equation Modeling
EDF 7413 Advanced Topics in Structural Equation Modeling
EDF 7435 Rating Scale Design and Analysis in Educational Research
EDF 7439 Item Response Theory
EDF 7474 Multilevel Models
EDF 7482 Quasi-experimental Design and Analysis in Educational Research
EDF 7491 Evaluation of Educational Products and Systems
EDF 7932 Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research

Depending on the student’s background, the REM representative on the doctoral committee may require one or more of the following courses in addition to those used to meet the requirement listed above: EDF 6400, EDF 6402, and EDF 6403. The specific courses must be approved by the REM faculty member on the doctoral committee.

REM Minor with Focus on Qualitative Methods

The minor in REM with a qualitative focus adds a strong foundation in epistemologies, research approaches, and data collection and analysis methods suitable for qualitative inquiry.

For doctoral students, the minor in REM with a qualitative focus requires students to take EDF 7479 and EDF 7483 and two additional courses related to qualitative research traditions and practices. EDF 6475 does not count toward the minor credits. For masters students, the minor in REM with a qualitative focus requires students to take 9 credit hours of coursework related to qualitative research traditions and practices, not including EDF 6475. The specific courses must be approved by the REM faculty member on the doctoral committee.