Date Wk 1
Wk 2 May 13
Wk 3 May 20
Wk 4 May 27
Wk 5 June 3
Course Schedule -- DBA801
Dr. Kerry Curtis - Summer 2008 -
Discussion of course objectives, content, research projects, teams, timing, requirements.
Tuesdays 6:50 - 9:50 - May 6 – August 19 - Room 3205
Usage of Cybercampus site
Scientific method & role of theory; differences between qualitative and quantitative
Overview of the research process and research design
Evaluating research articles
Results of statistics quiz. Discuss extent of need for stat review outside of class time.
Trochim Ch. 1
Creswell, Ch. 1- 3
Pyrczak – All
Assigned journal article
Read assigned article and produce written critique, one page (graded). Turn in at Dropbox by noon.
Be prepared to propose and discuss a preliminary research project topic (not graded). Discuss in class. Begin discussing teams.
Purpose statements and research
Use of theory; definitions
Reliability and validity
Creswell Ch. 5, 6, 7, 8
Trochim Ch 2, 3
Turn in a review of quantitative research articles in one of your areas of interest. See syllabus for more specifics.
Continue discussing project teams.
Qualitative and mixed methods; how qualitative and quantitative work together
Trochim Ch. 4, 5, 6
Creswell 9, 10, 11
Submit Proposal for research project (not graded) at the Dropbox by noon. See syllabus for expected content.
Research design II &
Creswell Ch. 3
Trochim pp. 19- 21
Teams should be set. Post preliminary team project research design (not to be explicitly graded)
CASRO Code of Ethics
Trochim Ch. 7, 8, 9, 10
Prepare your analysis of provided (in Session 5 on our Cyber site) ethics situations for class discussion (not formally graded).
See also suggested optional ethics readings in Doc Sharing
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