Syllabus: Research Seminar 1
Take quizzes on Blackboard.   Deliverables shown in red. Quizzes due semester end.
Mtg    Topics    Assignments
Sep 9
Brief introductions: instructors, students
Overview of course: assignments, etc.
Overview of Leedy text: Practical Research
Agile DPS Diss. Process  CACM paper
Assignment 1: Evaluate a Dissertation
Evaluate-a-paper Exercise: Conf. paper slides
Assignment 3: Agile DPS   See 2015 2016
Book chapter overview:
1. The Nature and Tools of Research
2. Problem: The Heart of the Research Process
Quiz 1: Leedy 1-2
Sep 30
6:00-6:30 Mark Pisano, Word Master Doc
6:30-7:30 Dr. Charles Tappert,
   A Brief Introduction to Historical Research
   Pen-centric interfaces & Xerox v Palm avd
Assignment 2: Literature Search 1 2
3. Review of the Related Literature
4. Planning Your Research Project
5. Writing the Research Proposal
Assignment 1
Quiz 2: Leedy 3-5
Oct 21
6-7:30pm: Dr. Frank, What is Doctoral Research Like?
Strunk & White   In-class Exercise.   Joke
Write Less Badly   "Lousy Talk"
Assignment 2

Assignment 3 Draft
Quiz 3: Strunk&White
Nov 18
6:00-6:30: Dr. Frank, (continued)
6:30-7:30: Dr. Agerwala, Data Centric Computing
How Reviewers Evaluate a Research Paper
Dissertation Research Ideas in Computing
Assignment 4: Your Idea Paper
6. Descriptive Research
7. Exp, Quasi-Exp, & Ex Post Facto Designs
8. Analyzing Quantitative Data
Assignment 3 Final
   plus presentation

Quiz 4: Leedy 6-8
Dec 16
6:00-7:30: Dr Tappert, Proj-Research Interplay
    Conf. Paper: Capstone Projects  slides
    Masters projects: Fall-2016
    Research Day  2015  2016
 9. Qualitative Research Methods
10. Historical Research
11. Analyzing Qualitative Data
12. Mixed-Methods Designs
13. Planning/Preparing Final Research Report
Students present their idea papers
Assignment 4
Quiz 5: Leedy 9-13
All Quizzes Due

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