|ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH IN
Instructor: Dr. Gerald Knezek
Facilitators: Rebecca Swartz, Dr. Ricky Fluke, and Ben Si
|Schedule of Topics||Jan 20, 2000 - Terms to Define|
|Class Roster / E-mail / Photos||PowerPoint Slides|
|Article Summaries - Assignment #1||Article Critiques - Assignment # 2|
|Collaborative Project -||Final Project - Assignment # 4|
|Web Links||Dream Experiments Proposed by Previous Class|
Participation Points Update 2-19-2000(Save the file overview.rm into your hard disk, then open it)
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.
A total of 100 points for the course will be allocated as follows:
Written Article Summary + 1 Critique 15 points
Collaborative Research 10 points
Written Data Analysis/Research 05 points
Exam 15 points
Design Paper 20 points
Presentations 10 points
Participation 05 points
Total 100 points
|Letter grades will be the higher grade resulting from the following two
A top 10% A
1. Campbell and Stanley. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research (Houghton Mifflin, 1962).
2. McMillin & Wergin. Understanding & Evaluating Educational Research (Merrill, 1998).
3. Poirot and Knezek. Technology in Education (The Computing Teacher, Nov 1992, pg 8-9).
4. 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 April 09, 1999).
The CECS department, in cooperation with the Office of Disability Accommodation,
complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations for
qualified students with disabilities. Please present your written accommodation
request during office hours before the twelfth day of class.