Each person will be assigned to present 1-2 research papers, briefly presenting the major points of the readings and questions to stimulate discussion. We will have all read the same articles, so there will be no need in walking us through it point by point in detail.
There will be two additional presentations: a) an informal midterm presentation for design workshopping purposes and b) a formal final presentation of your 1st year project proposal.
There will be two papers: a) a final course paper outlining the theoretical questions and design-related decisions of your study and b) a final essay take-home exam. Details will be discussed later in class.
Evaluation will thus be as follows:
Letter grades will be assigned as follows.
|A+ = 98-100||B+ = 88-89||C+ = 78-79||D+ = 68-69|
|A = 92-97||B = 82-87||C = 72-77||D = 62-67|
|A- = 90-91||B- = 80-81||C- = 70-71||D- = 60-61|
|F < 60|
|Week 1||Aug. 25||Introduction
|Week 2||Sep. 1||Labor Day - No Meeting|
|Week 3||Sep. 8||Research ideas -- What is interesting research?|
|Week 4||Sep. 15||* From research ideas to hypothesis - Fabian McGuire, 97)|
|Week 5||Sep. 22||* Research design (basics) - Matt|
|Week 6||Sep. 29||* Research design (more methods)|
|Week 7||Oct. 6||* Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data - Lindsay|
|Week 8||Oct. 13||* Planning a follow-up study - Yoonjin|
|Week 9||Oct. 20||* Framing and writing up results - Dean|
|Week 10||Oct. 27||Workshopping your experimental designs - send draft by Friday Oct. 24 at noon|
|Week 11||Nov. 3||Writing and responding to reviews|
|Week 12||Nov. 10||Presenting your work (final write-up due)
|Week 13||Nov. 17||Writing grants|
|Week 14||Nov. 24||Fall Break - No Meeting|
|Student presentations/Life after grad-school
|Week 16||Dec. 8||Student presentations/Life after grad-school