Entirely online course.
45 hours minimum hours logged (average 3 hours/week)
By successfully completed course requirements students will be prepared to:
The students will engage in a variety of learning experiences including online discussions, readings, and preparation for participating on a research team and the maintaining of research Field Notes.
Course Grade Calculation
50% Field Notes and Log of Research Hours (45 hours minimum)- Each student will independently log time spent on course-related emailing, phone calling, reading (10 maximum credit for log), carrying out research tasks such as critiquing research instruments, administering surveys, entering data, keeping field notes (10 hour maximum credit) posting on the team Wiki, etc.
Midterm Review- due March 10 Review of field notes and feedback from instructor
Final field notes due May 1, 2012 by 5pm.
50% Written summary of the student’s role in the overall study and the work accomplished including analysis of time spent on various research activities(see categories below). The summary should also address ways the student accomplished the course objectives.
Maximum of 5 page, double spaced , font size 11 or larger.
Due May 1, 2012 by 5pm.
1) Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2005). Evidence-based practice in nursing &
healthcare : A guide to best practice. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Supplemental readings will be available on project Wiki site.
Categories for field note logging of time spent on research-related activities:
APA 6th edtion is the exprected format.
No late work accepted without 24 hour prior notice.
Attendance is to be logged in Field Notes.
A minimum of 45 hours of course-related work is expected.
See syllabus for instructions for keeping Field Notes.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities. MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment and requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515 TDD. Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.
Graduate students are held to the highest standard of academic honesty. Plagiarism is any assignment will earn a grade of 0. The best way to avoid plagiarism, or the appearance thereof, is to reference all quotations or paraphrased material in accordance with APA 6th edition. Material that is not cited should represent the student’s own work.
MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT HONOR CREED
“As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.”
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.
Thus, we, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.
We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own work, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student