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Dr. Matthew Capps

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Educational Leadership & Technology

Office Location
Ferguson Hall 201A
Voice: (940) 397-4138
Fax: (940) 397-4694

College of Education, West

Office Location
Ferguson Hall 201A
Voice: (940) 397-4138
Fax: (940) 397-4694

Educational Leadership & Technology
CAEP Coordinator

Office Location
Ferguson Hall 201A
Voice: (940) 397-4138
Fax: (940) 397-4694
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2016 5053 Introduction to Research Ferguson Hall 303

Class Day/Date



Class 1

Aug 29th


Course Requirements and Expectations

Read p. 54, Chapter 2 and 7 from Huck prior to Class 2

Class 2

Sept 12th


1.     Types of Data

2.     Measures of Central Tendency

3.     Descriptive Statistics

4. Hypothesis Testing


Read p. 1-6, 13-14, 17-28, 81-89, 63-68 & 71-77

from handouts

Assignment for Huck 2 & 7 due 9 AM Sept 19th

Class 3

Sept 19th


1. Picking a research topic

2. Finding information in the electronic library.

3. Writing Reviews

4. Guidelines for Writing a first draft

5. Peer review/prof review


Read p. 63-68 & 71-77

Read p. 91-96, and 99-106


Class 4

Sept 26th

2. Synthesizing Literature Prior to Writing

3. Guidelines for developing a coherent essay

4. Guidelines on Style, Mechanics and Language

Read Chapter 4, 5 and 6 from Huck


Class 5

Oct 3rd

No Class


Class 6

Oct 10th

1. Reliability and Validity

2. Foundations of Inferential Statistics

3. Estimation

Assignment for Huck 4, 5 and 6 due 9AM Oct 17th

Read p. 43-53, 55-60

Class 7

Oct 17th

No Class


Class 8

Oct 24th


1. Analyzing Quantitative

2. Analyzing Qualitative

Read Chapters 3 and 9 from Huck




Class 9

Oct 31st


1. Bivariate Correlation

2. Statistical Inferences Concerning Bivariate Correlations


Assignment for Huck 3 and 9 due 9AM Oct Nov 7th

Read Chapters 10 11 and 12 from Huck


Class 10

Nov 7th

1. Inferential Statistics Concerning One or Two Means

2. Tests on Three or More Means Using a One Way ANOVA

3. Post Hoc and Planned Comparison


Assignment for Huck Ch. 10, 11 and 12 9AM  Nov 14th

Read Chapter 17 and 18 from Huck


Class 11

Nov 14th

1. Inferences on Percentages, Proportions, and Frequencies

2. Statistical Tests on Ranks

3. Bivariate, Multiple and Logistic Regression


Read provided information on reading qualitative studies.

Assignment for Huck Ch 17 and 18 due 9AM Nov 21st


Class 12

Nov 21st

Qualitative Designs

•Content Analysis

•Time Series

•Single Case


Class 13

Nov 28th

Rough Draft of Paper due Nov 27th midnight



Class 14

Dec 5th

Peer Review of Final Draft


Class 15

Dec 12th

Papers due May 9th 9:00 AM



Details Fall 2012 6753 170 Applied Research Dillard College of Business Administration 336
Details Fall 2012 5053 170 Introduction to Research Ferguson Hall 202

Wed. 530-820

Details Fall 2011 EDUC 4113/5223 101 Planning and Assessment for Secondary and All Level Tuesday/Thursday 7:40-10:00
Details Summer I 2011 5783 Research, Data Analysis and Evaluation for School Leaders

Hybrid delivery using Blackboard and Elluminate

Details Spring 2011 5783 X21 Research, Data Analysis and Evaluation for School Leaders

Hybrid delivery using Blackboard and Elluminate

Details Fall 2010 5053 170 Introduction to Research Daniel Building 133

Wed. 530-820

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Midwestern State University Master of Education
Midwestern State University Bachelor of Science
Texas A&M University PhD Dec 15 2003 12:00AM
Institution Position Start Date End Date
University of Arkansas Assistant Professor 2004-07-01 2006-05-15

Capps, M.A (September, 2010). Assessment in Education. In J. Muffo (Ed.) Handbook for Institutional Research. Association for Institutional Research.


Holt, C. & Capps, M.A. (2006). No Child Left Behind: Implications as viewed by Arkansas superintendents and patrons. Unbridled spirit: Best practices in Educational Administration. Published by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.


Capps, M.A. and Miller, M.T. (2006). Essential elements for new student orientation: The perspective of secondary school personnel. Journal of College Orientation and Transition,13(2), 29-40.


Capps, M.A. (2005). Teacher perceptions of students sense of belonging. Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies 4,2.


Holt, C.R., DeVore, J.B., Denny, G.S., Smith, R.M. and Capps, M. (2007). Learning preferences of 5th and 6th grade students in northwest Arkansas. International     Journal of Arts and Sciences, 2(2), 29-33.


Holt, C. R., Denny, G. S., Capps, M., & DeVore J. B. (2005). Teachersí ability to perceive student learning preferences. Teachers College Record.


Holt, C. R., Smith, R. M., & Capps, M. A. (2004). School facilities: The state departmentís influence. The AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice.

Capps, M.A., Burger, M. & Holt, C. (October, 2011). Choosing teaching in Texas.

Texas ATE Forum.


                        Huang, S., Capps, M.A. Blacklock, J. (2012) Reading habits of American college

students. Reading Psychology