Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methodology (PhD)

What is A Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methodology (PhD) Degree?

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processing–the mind.  It’s a field that people really enjoy studying because what’s not to like about basically learning about you?!  The field has a very broad application, even though many people think it’s mainly about counseling people and helping them with their problems.  The field of Educational Psychology looks specifically at how people learn and use information.  Using psychological principles, Educational Psychologists figure out ways to improve the learning process for people of all ages and abilities and develop strategies that help people be more successful in their lives.

Most PhDs in the field work at universities and colleges, teaching education and psychology courses and conducting research.  In this type of a program, you will devote more than half of the time studying various elements of psychology that relate to learning and gain extensive knowledge of research design including statistical analysis of research.  The program ends with the completion of an original research study which is reported in a dissertation.

This type of program will cover the core elements of basic human development and learning along with the quantitative concepts including things like evaluation models, structural equation modeling, and data analysis and simulation,  Other concepts like applied Bayesian analysis or computer-based testing may also be included. Candidates will then move into research and seminar work into the student’s primary area of interest in preparation for the completion and defense of the dissertation.

The videos below discuss “typical” programs, so they should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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