To provide students the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary
1) to read, understand, and appreciate research,
2) to write a mini-literature review, and
3) to outline a potential research investigation
Unit assignments (5 units) 25 points each
Bring research topic required
Draft 1 mini-literature review(tentative due date) 25 points
Final mini-literature review (tentative due date) 55 points
Course Assignment Descriptions:
1. One of the main purposes of this class is for you to understand what it is you are reading as you peruse the literature of your topic. We will discuss in detail various aspects of research in class after you have read the required chapters. In addition, each unit of study will have several papers with questions for you to answer to check for understanding. They are worth 25 points each and represent an assessment of your understanding. Due Date – see syllabus
2. Research topic -You will decide on a general topic of interest related to your career field that will impact your practice. Based upon your reading and your career field, you will narrow your interest to a single research question.
3. Draft 1 mini-literature review – Based upon readings, lecture and activities in class, you will develop a draft mini-literature review for your research question. See rubric.
4. Final mini-literature review – Based on feedback from your professor, you will correct, clarify, reorganize, refine, and polish your Draft 1 mini-literature review. See rubric.
All papers will be submitted and scored according to APA format 6th edition.
American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
No credit is available for late assignments
No opportunity is available for extra credit
One of the topics we will cover is correlations. There seems to be a strong, positive correlation between attendance in this class and student performance. However, bear in mind that unexplained variance does occur in the regression model that calculates the total performance equation. If you don’t know what this means, you probably should come to class. However, it is your grade. Do what you feel is best.
“By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.” (Student Handbook)
Plagiarism is defined as claiming credit for the work of another or blatantly improper/inadequate citation and documentation of sources of information (ideas) or direct quotations. Plagiarism is a serious form of academic dishonesty. If you are found to have committed plagiarism in this class, you will be dropped from the class with an F.