The REM program is excited to host our 2020 Student Research Showcase! Our MA and PhD program teaches students to become experts in quantitative, qualitative, measurement, evaluation, and mixed methodologies. These presentations highlight the research and evaluation work of our doctoral students and create a unique opportunity for us to share our work with each other.

Understanding How EdD Students View Educational Research

Student Researchers:

Dara Marin Prais
In this study, four types of qualitative data analysis methods were used to explore EdD student views of educational research. The findings indicated that although EdD students were able to identify the attributes of research, and understand the importance of research within their own educational practices, they lacked the necessary knowledge of research methodology. Recommendations for EdD research course designs were identified based on the research findings.

Rasch Analysis of the COI Questionnaire

Student Researchers:

Janice Thorpe
This presentation focused on the principal questionnaire used to examine online learning known as the Community of Inquiry (CoI) questionnaire (Caskurlu, 2018; Diaz, Swan, Ice, & Kupczynski, 2010; Shea et al., 2014) using Rasch model analysis.

The Importance of Cultural Validity

Student Researchers:

Crystal Luce
Multicultural and cultural validity are newer concepts that address the role of culture in the evaluation and assessment and thus not routine in analysis. The Structured Trauma-Related Experiences & Symptoms Screener (STRESS), is an instrument used to measure PTSD in children and though it is used to measure PTSD in children from multiple cultures, it was not validated with the various populations.

Confirming LGBTW+ Minority Stress Theory with Structural Equation Modeling

Student Researchers:

Ngoc Phan
This study explored the relationship between the LGBTQ+ community’s personal characteristics to mental health stress based on the Meyer’s (2003) model of Minority Stress.

The Development and Validation of Teen Beliefs on Relationship Abuse Measure (TBRAM)

Student Researchers:

Chen Zong
The purpose of this study was to validate an original and innovative survey focused on both teens’ personal beliefs and how they perceived their peers’ beliefs regarding relationship abuse.

Analysis of the Intensive Parenting Questionnaire Using Rasch Modeling

Student Researchers:

Shani O’Brien
This video discusses the use of IRT and Rasch modeling to validate the Intensive Parenting Attitude Questionnaire (IPAQ). Exploratory factor analysis, dimensionality, misfitting items, scale use, item difficulty and Differential Item Functioning (DIF) are discussed.

The Differentiated Impact of Distributed Leadership for Novice and Experienced Teachers

Student Researchers:

Miriam Howland Cummings
Using a statewide survey administered to K-12 teachers in public schools, two structural equation models were developed to examine distributed leadership and its relationship to novice and experienced teachers’ job satisfaction.