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t_ruth last won the day on November 10 2021

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  1. I'm not in clinical, but for my field (and specifically for me), the statement of purpose is pretty much *everything.* I want to see that the person is familiar with my work, has interests that align with that work (and other stuff on my website), and has a rough idea of how they might contribute/advance this work. A strong statement of purpose will trump every other aspect of the application.
  2. There are research-based Education Masters (e.g., many in Educational Psychology), but you might be better saving your money (Masters are rarely funded) and instead finding a lab manager position where you will get exposure to education (or adjacent field) research and actually get paid. This would also give you some quick exposure to research so you can decide whether or not a PhD is right for you. If you want to go into teaching and/or administration, a PhD is likely not the best eventual degree for you. You can get a Masters, but it might be better to get a teaching job first (there ar
  3. Like in other fields, a PhD in Education is a research degree. An EdD is a more practice-focused degree (often focused on leadership). Sounds like an EdD is more in alignment with your goals.
  4. I'm faculty in Ed Psych/Learning Sciences and Ed Research Methods/Statistics, so not exactly a quant psych program, but adjacent. Many Ed Psych programs have very strong quantitative training, so some of the same post-PhD jobs are available to us.
  5. Agree with a lot of this. This degree will be even more marketable if you also hone your data science skills.
  6. Many programs will work with you so that you won't have to duplicate classes; however, those early classes are an opportunity for the program to communicate their norms and to forge a bond between members of the same cohort. Even if some of the content is the same, it likely won't be an exact duplication. Starting over is tough, but even taking the exact same class again would result in more growth, as you would be taking it with different people and as a different/evolved researcher yourself (though again, it is unlikely that anything would be a complete duplication).
  7. As a PI, a writing sample might push an applicant over the top. I would especially want to see something like a GRFP application (two pages) or a conference submission or proceeding (5-10) pages. I would be looking for how the applicant writes (sentence construction, overall paper structure), how familiar are they with research writing conventions, how they situate their work in the literature (what do they cite, how do they weave citations in their writing), and whether they can write about their topic in a way that gets me excited (I agree with SocDevMum that you want to avoid jargon).
  8. I posted a reply to this same post in the Education forum, but in case others read it here too: There *are* PhDs in Educational Psychology, Learning Sciences, etc., and they are just as focused on research as PhDs in developmental, cognitive, or other psych fields. In fact, Ed Psych PhDs often have stronger research methods and quantitative methods training than many other psych programs (other than quantitative psychology itself). EdDs are an entirely different thing and are more for those interested in administrative positions. They are more a practical/applied degree than a research de
  9. Hi. Research "labs" are common in some education sub-fields. You can see a list of a few faculty/programs who are recruiting here. But, your best bet is to read research articles you are interested in and then see who the authors are. Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.
  10. There are plenty of PhD programs in Educational Psychology and related fields (e.g., Learning Sciences; Learning, Cognition, and Development). EdD degrees are generally for those who want to go into some form of administration. If you want to do research, you will want a PhD. Working as a lab manager for a year will definitely help you prepare for a PhD program in psychology, including educational psychology, but your prior experience will also be valued in education-focused PhD programs.
  11. Depends on specific topic and if the program is designed for part-time or full-time students.
  12. I agree with a lot of what SummoningSquare said about comparing the degree options except the above. Who decides "usefulness"? So many folx who are working in the ed arena without actual classroom experience or exposure are doing things don't actually end up being useful in a real classroom. It's a point of contention that so many people from outside of ed think that they have the solution to educational issues. I see the usefulness of interdisciplinary teams (I work in many myself), but am also frustrated by the hubris of many econ/public policy researchers.
  13. I wouldn't worry at all. You will take those courses during your PhD. The experience you have working on actual evals will be more valuable than courses.
  14. You could browse through the lists on the psych grad wiki. In addition to cog programs, I would look at developmental, ed psych, and learning sciences programs. There are researchers studying numeric processing in all of those programs. I second the suggestion above to look for articles that interest you, but also second the caveat re: the delay for new work. I have work adjacent to this area, so happy to answer specific questions and provide names over DM.
  15. You've gotten some good answers so far. You might want to check out the Psych Grad Wiki to get an idea about specific research matches and funding: http://psychgradsearch.wikidot.com/phd-2022
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