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Date Wk 1

May 6

Wk 2 May 13

Wk 3 May 20

Wk 4 May 27

Wk 5 June 3

Course Schedule -- DBA801

Dr. Kerry Curtis - Summer 2008 -

Subject

  • Discussion of course objectives, content, research projects, teams, timing, requirements.

Tuesdays 6:50 - 9:50 - May 6 – August 19 - Room 3205

Reading

Assignment Due

  • Usage of Cybercampus site

  • Scientific method & role of theory; differences between qualitative and quantitative

  • Statistics quiz

  • 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

questions

  • Use of theory; definitions

  • Sampling

  • Measurement

  • 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.

  • Survey methods

  • 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.

  • Questionnaire design

  • Research Ethics

  • Research design II &

experimental design

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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