The graduate program in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM) emphasize diverse perspectives in these core areas:
- Measurement—educational assessment, psychological measurement, construction & use of standardized tests, item response theory, cross-cultural assessment
- Evaluation—program evaluation, curriculum evaluation across the educational spectrum
- Research Methodology—quasi-experimental, hierarchical or multi-level models, analysis of growth & change, dialectics, qualitative approaches
We prepare graduate students as methodological and measurement specialists. The programs emphasize advanced research as applied to educational, psychological, health, and social contexts.
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology is an evolving field that is trans-disciplinary by nature and is at the core of many of the research activities in ECPS, the Faculty of Education, and in many of the human and health sciences in the University. MERM classes are in high demand by students from across the Faculty of Education, including Human Kinetics, as well as Commerce, Dentistry, Forestry, Health Studies, Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work.