Campbell and Stanley. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for
Research (Houghton Mifflin, 1962). ISBN: 0395307872
McMillin & Wergin. Understanding & Evaluating Educational Research
(Merrill, 1998). ISBN: 0130271675
Poirot and Knezek. Technology in Education (The Computing Teacher, Nov 1992, pg 8-9).
Trochim, William M. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition. Internet WWW
page, at URL: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/index.htm (version current as of October 2002).
Internet browser (like Netscape or Internet Explorer) with
real player plug-in for those who do not plan to attend class lectures.
- The student will prepare a summary of experimental research and present the summary in class.
- The student will write a critique of an experimental research study.
- The student will classify various experimental and statistical variables, and types of experimental designs.
- The student will produce a research design document and present the design to the class.
Materials for this course are from 5610 courses taught by Dr. Gerald Knezek and Dr. Jon Young.
Class activities will involve discussion of research on specific
instructional/technological principles specifically focused on the weaknesses in design,
as well as procedures and analysis. Class memebers will be expected to suggest
modifications to the designs or suggest additional investigations substantiating or
refuting the authors' conclusions. Each class member will be expected to come to
class prepared to discuss the studies assigned.
Students will review statistical and research concepts at the beginnning of the
semester. Subsequently, the instructor will distribute a study or students will
locate studies to summarize or critique.
- For each study summarized, each student will prepare a one-page review for distribution
to the class.
- For the critique the student is expected to hand out appropriate notes or use visual
aides as well.
- Individual presentation of analysis of data and research designs will come during the
latter portion of the class. These should apply concepts and principles conveyed
during the earlier portions of the class.
- Access to an Internet browser, an Internet service provider and e-mail will
be necessary for those enrolling in this course. A Real Player plug-in
is needed and can be downloaded at www.real.com.
- E-mail access is required as well.
- All are expected to participate in discussions in person or
- There will be three assignments.
Faculty of Record: Dr. Greg Jones
E-mail is the best method to contact me, since I check my e-mail multiple times daily. Students may use my cell phone number to contact me outside office hours. Please use appropriate discretion at what times you call.
Office: Matthews Hall Room 280A
Office Phone (940) 565-2057
Cell: (972) 672-0811
Fax: (940) 565-2185
When faxing notify me, so that it is retrieved in a timely fashion.
Students are expected to create and edit their own assignments and take tests without outside assistance. This is a programming class and it is acceptable to ask for help from others after you have put forth significant effort to debug written code that is not working correctly and when testing your software. However, asking for help in debugging does not mean you have someone rewrite your code. All work is expected to be your own. Cheating and disciplinary action for cheating is defined by the UNT Policy Manual Code for Student Conduct and Discipline. Cheating is an act of academic dishonesty. It is defined and is to be handled as follows:
"Plagiarism and cheating refer to the use of unauthorized books, notes, or otherwise securing help in a test; copying tests, assignments, reports, or term papers; representing the work of another as one's own; collaborating without authority, with another student during an examination or in preparing academic work; or otherwise practicing scholastic dishonesty."
Although there are other possibilities, you should expect that the penalty that will be assigned for such infractions will include a failing grade in the course and a recommendation that you be denied a degree. You are expected to conform to all policies of the University of North Texas and work within the honor code.
As defined by the United States Copyright Act, it is your responsibility to clearly identify all elements in your work that are not ≥original works of authorship.≤ You are expected to strictly obey the provisions of all laws of the United States and the State of Texas in the completion of all course activities, taking particular notice of the provisions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17 United States Code). This law provides that you may legally use, within certain limitations, certain copyrighted materials in the context of research and scholarship. Do not confuse your ability to legally copy materials under the ≥fair use≤ provisions of the Copyright Act with the ability to claim that such a copy is an original work of authorship.
For more information on academic dishonesty, please refer to your current student catalog.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance:
The Department of Technology and Cognition complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. This university will adhere to all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student's responsibility to contact the faculty member outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations and/or the Department ADA Representatives: Dr. Bertina Hildreth and Dr. Cathie Norris. Their offices are in Matt 316. You may schedule an appointment by call (940) 565-2057.
EEO/ADA on Discrimination:
The University of North Texas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or disabled veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. In addition to complying with federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations, the university through its diversity policy declares harassment based on individual differences (including sexual orientation) inconsistent with its mission and educational goals. Direct questions or concerns to the equal opportunity office, (940) 565-2456, or the dean of students, (940) 565-2648. TDD access is available through Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989.
For more information on EEO/ADA, please refer to your current student catalog.