Research Ready:Quantitative Research

RR graphic - no words.jpgResearch Ready: Quantitative Research Certification Program

Are you ready to present your research?

The Research Ready Certification Program (RRCP) is designed to help GCU Faculty and Staff become more confident in their research skills. The Research Ready Program is comprised of a series of online training programs that cover research basics such as design, methodologies, data analysis, and ways to disseminate your results. The following set of modules focus specifically on how to conduct quantitative research. The Research Ready: Quantitative Research program includes the modules listed below and provides basic information and best practices that will assist researchers determining the type of quantitative research method best suited to their research.

- To complete the Research Ready: Quantitative Research, you must complete each of the instructional modules below. Completion of the Research Ready: Quantitative Research program is done independently; you may work on the modules at your own pace and convenience.

- To complete each of the instructional modules, click on the module topic, review the content and explore the Resource Links. Once you feel comfortable with the topic, complete the mastery quiz. A certificate of completion will be available upon completion of each quiz and should saved or printed to demonstrate your proficiency.

Research Ready: Quantitative Research Certification Pogram Modules

Doctoral Learners: Please do not take the individual module quizzes. 

Click here to access your final mastery quiz for the Quantitative Research modules. 

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1.jpgThis modules provides a basic overview of quantitative research, including its key characteristics and advantages.

2.jpgThis module describes when to choose quantitative methodology in research and explores the difference between qualitative and quantitative research.

3.jpgThe purpose of this module is to discuss research questions and research hypotheses and to provide definitions, comparisons and examples of both.

4.jpgThe following module explains the different types of variables in quantitative research and discusses operational definitions of variables.

5.jpgThe purpose of this module is to examine the key issues related to quantitative research that must be addressed to ensure a quality research study that is valid, reliable, generalize and reproducible.

6.jpgIn this module, the four approaches to quantitative research are described and examples are provided.

7.jpgThis module discusses the basics of measurement and scales of measurement commonly used in quantitative research.

8.jpgThis module describes quantitative data and examines common methods of data collection in quantitative studies.

9.jpgSampling and types of sampling methods commonly used in quantitative research are discussed in the following module.

10.jpgThe following module provides an overview of quantitative data analysis, including a discussion of the necessary steps and types of statistical analyses.

11.jpgEthical considerations for quantitative research will be examined in this module.

12.jpgThis module explores the use of statistical software programs in analyzing quantitative data.

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