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Program Evaluation And Improvement Research (PEIR) Course Planning Guide

Last modified: September 18, 2018

The PEIR program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in research organizations, centers, or projects engaged in evaluation research, or as research support staff in formal and informal educational settings where education professionals are engaged in improving policy and practice. Students will have opportunities to learn the practices of research design, data collection and analysis that span quantitative and qualitative methodologies; how to conduct literature reviews; how to conduct consultation with education professionals; and how to write reports to meet the information needs of various audiences. Through course projects, electives, and an internship, students will also have opportunities to develop knowledge in a substantive area of interest and to apply the methods they are learning under supervision of faculty. Students pursuing the PEIR MA may also find it to be valuable as preparation for future doctoral study, though we advise students that this program is not designed to lead directly into doctoral study at Michigan.

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