Syllabus: DCS891B Research Seminar 2
Take quizzes on Blackboard.   Deliverables due are shown in red.
Mtg    Topics    Assignments
1
Fri
Jan 20
6:00-7:30 Special guests: Linda Rising,
   Mary Lynn Manns, and Norm Kerth
Overview of course: website, assignments, etc.
Overview of Rudestam text
Book chapter discussion:
1. The Research Process
2. Selecting a Suitable Topic
3. Methods of Inquiry: Quantitative/Qualitative
Handout/Discuss Assignment 1
Readings: in-class handouts
   Rudestam chap 1-3 by Feb 4
Quiz 1: Rudestam 1-3 by Feb 4
2
Fri
Feb 17
6:00-7:30 Speaker: Dr. Michael Gargano
   Topic: Genetic algorithms
4. Review of the Literature and
   Statement of the Problem
5. The Method Chapter: Research Plan
6. Presenting Results of Empirical Studies
7. Discussion
Handout/Discuss Assignment 2
Keystroke Paper   Rand Report   joke
Readings: Rudestam chap 4-7
Assignment 1
Quiz 2: Rudestam 4-5
3
Fri
Mar 17
6:00-7:30 Drs. Sung Cha & Chuck Tappert
  Security-Related Research   slides   mpg
Inferential statistics: Chi-Square Tutorial
Handout/Discuss Assignment 3
Readings: review Strunk & White
Assignment 2
Quiz 3: Rudestam 6-7
4
Fri
Apr 7
6:00-7:30 Speaker: Dr. Linda Jo Calloway
   Topic: Qualitative Research

8. Overcoming Barriers
9. Writing
Handout/Discuss Assignment 4
Readings: Rudestam chap 8-9
Assignment 3
Quiz 4: Rudestam 8-9
Fri
May 5
CSIS Student/Faculty Research Day
   9:00-4:30, Rm 204, Grad Ctr, White Plains
Attendance recommended
5
Fri
May 5
6:00-7:30 Speaker: Dr. Jean Coppola
   Topic: Gerontechnology
10. Computing: Using a PC Effectively
11. Guidelines for Presentation of Numbers
12. Informed Consent/Other Ethical Concerns
For human experimental subjects, see Pace IRB
Online Writing Lab: Research Paper
Online Writing Lab: The "So What?" Test
How Reviewers Evaluate a Research Paper
Readings: Rudestam chap 10-12
Assignment 4
Quiz 5: Rudestam 10-12

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