The goal of this REU proposal is to provide students with research experiences focused on the development and testing of scales that can aid the evaluation of a culturally responsive curriculum in digital media. This research experience is intended to provide undergraduate under-represented students in STEM careers with the opportunity to develop and test psycho-educational scales with faculty members (Drs. Santos& Scott) as research mentors. By the end of this experience, students will apply this knowledge to a project of their own that involves the creation or improvement/refinement of scales related to culturally responsiveness training in digital media. Students will be encouraged to complete graduate-level coursework in statistics and educational testing. They will be encouraged to take at least one of the following: CED 523 Psychological Tests The purpose of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the principles of measurement as applied to group standardized measures of achievement, special aptitude, intelligence, personality, interests and distress. PSY 230 - 1004 Introduction to Statistics This course will allow students to develop Statistical skills, and apply them to their research project. COE 501 - Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education Although listed as a graduate course, undergraduate researchers will, after participating in the research project for one semester, be allowed and encouraged to take this course. As part of this course the students will develop their own research question and a proposal for how to address that question. Due to their involvement with COMPUGIRLS, the undergraduate students will be able to complete their proposed research and present their findings at a national or international conference.
|Effective start/end date||1/1/12 → 12/31/15|
- National Science Foundation (NSF): $650,512.00