Faculty in this area pursue programs of research that focus on the exploration of both substantive and methodological questions. Substantively, faculty examine the ways in which the broader contexts of education can be affected by the policies and practices of educational organizations and their leaders-and in turn-how those policies and practices can affect the lives of people both inside and outside educational settings. Methodologically, faculty research the application of diverse quantitative and qualitative approaches to the analysis of educational data, the development and assessment of new analytic approaches, and the evaluation of effective policies and practices. Students who work within this area will gain a multidisciplinary perspective on policy and practice that focus directly on issues of diversity and equity, and will receive comprehensive and rigorous training in the design and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.
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