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Course Description

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the role of research in developmental and educational studies.  Topics covered include an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of popular research designs used in education and in applied studies of Child Development, the use of statistics in developmental and educational research, and how to critically review research literature, including scientific journal articles.

Course Outline

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Articulate basic research methods, statistics, and outcomes that apply to clinical practice and program review
  • Critically appraise empirical articles in order to assess and implement best practices
  • Formulate research-related activities including developing research questions to analyzing data and disseminating empirical findings

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Prerequisites

Notes

Certification Disclosure: Completion of the UCSB PaCE Child Life certificate program does not result in Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Individuals seeking certification must meet specific academic and clinical experience requirements in addition to passing the Child Life Professional Certification Exam. While courses in this certificate program count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in Child Life certification. For more information about certification, visit https://www.childlife.org/certification.

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Type
Online
Dates
Sep 25, 2024 to Dec 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Daniels, S., Burns-Nader, S., & Boles, J. (2021). Research methods for child life specialists. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN-10: 1527564959

The textbook can be found Amazon or on the publisher's website. 

Important Notes: All courses are 4 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

NO LATE ENROLLMENT AFTER 10/02/2024

Please view our refund/drop/withdraw policy here. - NO REFUND AFTER 10/06/2024

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas. 

Type
Online
Dates
Apr 02, 2025 to Jun 06, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $650.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes

Students are required to purchase the following textbook(s) prior to the first class meeting:

  • Daniels, S., Burns-Nader, S., & Boles, J. (2021). Research methods for child life specialists. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN-10: 1527564959

The textbook can be found Amazon or on the publisher's website. 

Important Notes: All courses are 4 units and offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through Canvas. 

NO LATE ENROLLMENT AFTER 04/09/2025

Please view our refund/drop/withdraw policy here. - NO REFUND AFTER 04/13/2025

Click here for instructions to access your online course on Canvas.