educational research, measurement, and evaluation
ERME has been training students to examine educational programs, design quantitative research studies, develop assessment instruments, and analyze educational data to help inform policy-making for over 50 years. Our geographic proximity to the concentration of academic and nonprofit institutions in the Greater Boston and Northeast region—and our extraordinary alumni network—provide significant opportunities to enhance your professional career.
|ERME M.S. in Applied Statistics and Psychometrics|
The M.Ed. in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation focuses on a balanced curriculum of both quantitative and qualitative coursework, as well as the opportunity to explore professional interests through electives. Several job titles of our M.Ed. alumni are: Research Analysts, Data Quality Managers, Vice President of Enrollment, Institutional Officer, Director of Admissions, Evaluation Specialist within a range of industries, and companies such as:
The M.S. in Applied Statistics and Psychometrics is designed to meet the need for quantitative specialists to conduct statistical analyses, design quantitative research studies, and develop measurement scales for educational, social, behavioral, and health science research projects.
Employers and doctoral programs in education, psychology, social work, nursing, and sociology are seeking graduates trained in technical quantitative analysis. Federally funded and nonprofit agencies have set increasingly rigorous expectations in research methodology and data analysis rigor for the studies they fund.
Assessment and Test Construction
Large Scale Data Collection
Multiple regression and multivariate models
Hierarchical linear models
Causal modeling and longitudinal analyses
Missing data, data transformations, and model fit procedures
Psychometric models (e.g., classical true score theory, and item response theory)
|Completion||Generally completed in 2 years, although it is possible to complete in 1 full year.||At least 2 full years; 3 years is recommended.|
|Coordinator||Dr. Larry Ludlow||Dr. Henry Braun|
** Both degrees require a satisfactory performance on a comprehensive exam after coursework completion.