(same as AG_ED_LD 8510, AAE 8510). This course will give students a foundational understanding of quantitative research methods and design in the social and behavioral sciences. The main objective is to help students identify and formulate their own research questions and develop and implement a process for answering them. Students will examine the nature of the research process, explore the connection between theory and empirical research, identify viable research topics, critique published research, learn how to structure good arguments, understand the structure of research papers and proposals, plan and manage research activities, and become familiar with research ethics. Graded on A-F basis only. Enrollment Requirements: Graduate standing is required.