Syllabus: DCS891A Research Seminar 1
Take quizzes on Blackboard.   Deliverables shown in red. Quizzes due semester end.
Mtg    Topics    Assignments
1
Mon
Sep 9
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 research study
    Forgery Detection: 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
2
Fri
Oct 4
Research Sem 1&2 + Sem 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
Assignment 2: Evaluate DPS Dissertation
Readings: Leedy chap 3-5
Assignment 1
Quiz 2: Leedy 3-5
3
Fri
Oct 25
6:00-9:00 Dr Ron Frank,What is Research Like?
Assignment 3: Literature Review
Strunk & White   In-class Exercise.   Joke
Write Less Badly   Speaking   "Lousy Talk"
Readings: Strunk and White
Assignment 2
Quiz 3: Strunk and White
4
Fri
Nov 15
6:00-7:30 Dr. Ron Frank (continues)
6. Qualitative Research
7. Historical Research
8. Descriptive Research
Dissertation Idea Paper Overview Diagram
In-class Exercise: reverse engineer wrinkliness
   conference paper to obtain an idea paper
Assignment 4: DPS Dissertation >> Idea Paper
Readings: Leedy chap 6-8
Assignment 3
Quiz 4: Leedy 6-8
5
Fri
Dec 13
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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