Friday, January 21, 2011

New inquiry methodology Ph.D. program in IU School of Education enrolling students

Unique program could help fill need for more test experts

Jan. 21, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--The Indiana University School of Education has opened enrollment for its new Inquiry Methodology Ph.D. program.

The new degree could help fill needed roles in designing and interpreting standardized tests. The program emphasizes studying and developing research techniques that can help better inform public debates about education policy. Those admitted to the program will be part of the first class of Inquiry Methodology doctoral students in the fall of 2011.

The program -- approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education two years ago -- will prepare graduates to teach; to consult with other social science and educational researchers; and to work in numerous types of research, development, and policy centers. Students earning the Ph.D. will be prepared to advise on educational policies and to work for companies and government agencies that develop standardized tests around the world.

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