Syllabus: DCS891A Research Seminar 1
Take quizzes on Blackboard.   Deliverables due are shown in red.
Mtg    Topics    Assignments
1
Fri
Sep 8
6:00-6:30 Speaker: Dr. Fred Grossman
   Topic: Research Seminars & Dissertation Process
Overview of course: website, assignments, etc.
Brief introductions: instructors, students
Example research study: Forgery Detection  slides
Overview of Leedy text: Practical Research
Book chapter discussion: 1. What is Research
2. Tools of Research
3. The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
In-class Exercise: evaluate example research study
Handout/Discuss Assignment 1
Readings: in-class handouts
   Leedy chap 1-3 by Sep 24
Quiz 1: Leedy 1-3, Sep 24
2
Fri
Oct 6
6:00-7:15 Dr. Ron Frank, What is Research?-Part1
4. Review the Related Literature
5. Planning Your Research Project
6. Writing the Research Idea Paper/Proposal
Schaum 1 Concepts  slides  In-class Exercise
Handout/Discuss Assignment 2
Readings: Leedy chap 4-6
Assignment 1
Quiz 2: Leedy 4-6
3
Fri
Oct 27
6:00-7:00 Hal Berghel, Phactors in Phis Pharming
7:30-8:30 Dr. Ron Frank, What is Research?-Part2
Overview of Strunk & White   In-class Exercise
"None of Us Is Perfect" musical piece
Handout/Discuss Assignment 3
Readings: Strunk and White
Assignment 2
Quiz 3: Strunk and White
4
Fri
Nov 17
6:30-7:30 Dr. Mike Gargano, Genetic Algorithms
7. Qualitative Research
8. Historical Research
9. Descriptive Research
Dissertation Idea Paper Overview Diagram
In-class Exercise: reverse engineer a conference
   paper to obtain an idea paper (brief proposal)
Handout/Discuss Assignment 4
Readings: Leedy chap 7-9
Assignment 3
Quiz 4: Leedy 7-9
5
Fri
Dec 15
6:00-7:15 Dr. Connie Knapp, Qual Research paper
10. Experimental and Ex Post Facto Designs
11. Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Data
12. Technical Details: Style, Format, Organization
For human experimental subjects, see Pace IRB
A Brief Introduction to Historical Research
Readings: Leedy chap 10-12
Assignment 4
Quiz 5: Leedy 10-12

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