Syllabus: DCS891A Research Seminar 1
Take quizzes on Blackboard.   Deliverables due are shown in red.
Mtg    Topics    Assignments
1
Thu
Sep 11
Dr. Fred Grossman,  Research Seminars
Brief introductions: instructors, students
Overview of course: website, assignments, etc.
Overview of Leedy text: Practical Research
In-class Exercise: evaluate a research study
    Forgery Detection: paper  slides
Handout/Discuss Assignment 1
Book chapter overview: 1. What is Research
   2. Tools of Research
   3. Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
Readings: in-class handouts
   Leedy chap 1-3 by Sep 24
Quiz 1: Leedy 1-3, Sep 24
2
Fri
Oct 3
6:00-7:30 Dr.Ron Frank,What is Research Like?
4. Review the Related Literature
5. Planning Your Research Project
6. Writing the Research Idea Paper/Proposal
Handout/Discuss Assignment 2
Readings: Leedy chap 4-6
Assignment 1
Quiz 2: Leedy 4-6
3
Fri
Oct 24
6:00-7:15 Dr. Cha, Earth Mover's Distance
Overview of Strunk & White   In-class Exercise
Advice to improve your lectures   "Lousy Talk"
Handout/Discuss Assignment 3
Readings: Strunk and White
Assignment 2
Quiz 3: Strunk and White
4
Fri
Nov 21
6:00-7:15 Dr. Ron Frank, Array Research
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 19
6:00-7:00 Dr. Charles Tappert,
   A Brief Introduction to Historical Research
   Historical Research Example: Xerox v. Palm
   Word/Phrase Shorthand Interface
10. Experimental and Ex Post Facto Designs
11. Statistical Techniques for Analyzing Data
12. Technical Details: Style, Format, Org.
Course Review & Assignment 4 Discussion
For human experimental subjects, see Pace IRB
Readings: Leedy chap 10-12
Assignment 4
Quiz 5: Leedy 10-12

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