1. The student will prepare a summary of experimental research and present the summary in class. (See attachment)
2. The student will write a critique of an experimental research study. (See attachment)
3. The student will classify various experimental and statistical variables, and types of experimental designs.
4. The student will collaboratively prepare an analysis summary of a research analysis activity.
5. The student will a) prepare and present an analysis of data gathered
or b) produce a research design document and present the design to the
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 members 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 beginning
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. Collaborative research analysis will culminate
in a brief jointly authored paper that may be published as a TCET technical
report on the World Wide Web. 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.
A total of 100 points for the course will be allocated as follows:
|1 Written Article Summary + 1 Critique||20 points|
|Collaborative research analysis/paper||10 points|
|Written Data Analysis/Research Design Paper||20 points|
|2 Presentations||10 points|
Letter grades will be the higher grade resulting
from the following two standards:
>=90 A top 10% A
>=80<90 B next 20% B
>=70<80 C next 40% C
>=60<70 D next 20% D
<60 F next 10% F
Tentative Office Hours (1-26-98)
Monday and Wednesday 10:30-12:00, other times are
scheduled by appointment.
Gerald Knezek, Matthews Hall Room 316H, Voice (817) 565-4195, Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dana Arrowood (email@example.com)
1. Campbell and Stanley. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research (Houghton Mifflin, 1962).
2. McMillan & Wergin. Understanding & Evaluating Educational Research (Merrill, 1998).