Syllabus: DCS891A Research Seminar 1
Take quizzes on Blackboard.   Deliverables shown in red. Quizzes due semester end.
Mtg    Topics    Assignments
Sep 5
Dr. Fred Grossman,  Research Seminars
Brief introductions: instructors, students
Overview of course: website, assignments, etc.
Overview of Leedy text: Practical Research
Assignment 1: Evaluate a DPS Dissertation
Evaluate-a-paper exercise: Conf. paper slides
Book chapter overview:
1. The Nature and Tools of Research
2. Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
Readings: Leedy chap 1-2
   and in-class handouts
Quiz 1: Leedy 1-2
Reading Sources
Sep 26
Research Seminar 1 Assignments
6:00-7:00 Dr. Charles Tappert,
   A Brief Introduction to Historical Research
   Pen-centric interfaces & Xerox v Palm avd
3. Review of the Related Literature
4. Planning Your Research Project
5. Writing the Research Proposal/Idea Paper
In-class Exercise: reverse engineer wrinkliness
   conference paper to obtain an idea paper
Assignment 2: DPS Dissertation >> Idea Paper
Readings: Leedy chap 3-5
Assignment 1
Quiz 2: Leedy 3-5
Oct 24
6:00-9:00 Dr Ron Frank,What is Research Like?
Assignment 3: Extend DPS Dissertation
Strunk   Safire   In-class Exercise.  "Lousy Talk"
Idea Paper Diagram   Write Less Badly   Joke
Readings: Strunk and White
Assignment 2
Quiz 3: Strunk and White
Nov 14
6:00-7:30 Dr. Ron Frank (continues)
6. Qualitative Research
7. Historical Research
8. Descriptive Research
Assignment 4: DPS Thesis Topic Current State
Readings: Leedy chap 6-8
Assignment 3
Quiz 4: Leedy 6-8
Dec 12
9. Experimental and Ex Post Facto Designs
10. Mixed-Methods Research
11. Strategies for Analyzing Quantitative Data
12. Writing the Final Research Report
Course Review: Leedy textbook Assignments
Student Presentations of Assignment 3
For human experimental subjects, see Pace IRB
Readings: Leedy chap 9-12
Assignment 4
Quiz 5: Leedy 9-12

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