Table 4: Comparison of students’ responses to the competency questions broken down by degree program (MAT: ; MEd: ).

QuestionProgramMeanSDt valueP value ES

Q8: I can identify and pose research questionsMAT3.190.6620.641.5220.103
MEd3.120.696
Q9: I can review and synthesize existing researchMAT3.010.8091.347.1800.195
MEd2.860.736
Q10: I can plan research studiesMAT2.720.767 −0.190.850 −0.028
MEd2.740.681
Q11: I can design appropriate data collection toolsMAT2.720.7150.279.7810.041
MEd2.690.741
Q12: I can select existing data collection tools, when availableMAT2.870.8220.982.3280.148
MEd2.750.804
Q13: I can organize and analyze data I collectMAT2.960.9120.763.4470.108
MEd2.870.759
Q14: I can interpret the findings from the data I collectMAT2.900.8710.694.6410.112
MEd2.810.741
Q15: I can describe the study and its findings in an oral or written reportMAT3.010.8240.467.6410.066
MEd2.960.706

ES: effect size.