Research Methods and Statistics Student Spotlight
At the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) we expect a standard of excellence from our students, faculty, and staff. Our Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) students often exemplify this standard in their research and day-to-day lives. Our RMS students share their interest and provide advice for future students below.
Learning from the Best
Kranti Dugar’s research interests are in consumer behavior, marketing scale development, mixed methods, branding strategy, services marketing, early childhood learning, and Rasch Analysis. Dugar hopes to obtain a teaching position in education, research methodology, marketing, and statistics at the university level. His moto through out graduate school was “Always remember the 4 P’s of grad school: Perseverance, Pragmatism, Proactivity, and Passion.”
Sarah Pollard hopes to continue to learn and grow as she applies what she learns at school to work, and what she learns at work to school. Pollard advocates that graduates remember to always take it a day at a time and do what they can do, because that is all they can do. Doing so has made her graduate school experience much easier. Pollard chose DU “because DU has a positive feel, supportive staff, and incredible faculty.”
Kawanna Bright’s research interests are in Diversity in Academic Libraries, assessment in academic libraries, instruction, and information literacy. Bright’s goal is to become a Faculty member in Library & Information Science or Research Methods. When asked how she survived graduate school Bright stated that you need to “Stay active, eat as healthily as possible, and try to get enough rest. It helps to keep you balanced as you try to juggle school, work, and life!”
Paul Thompson’s Research interests included Students with disabilities and K-12 education. Thompson has relied heavily on his peers and other faculty during his time at DU and reminds future students that faculty and other students are always there for them. Thompson chose DU because “I felt the faculty would be more helpful than at a large public university. I wanted to be challenged.”