· BSRS, BSRC, or BSN program chair approval
The focus of this course is to instruct health science and human services students in the role of research in interdisciplinary health studies.
Not e : This is an Interdisciplinary Research course that will be taught to nursing, radiologic science, and respiratory therapy students mixed into each course section.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
· Discuss essential components of the research process.
· Differentiate application of selected research designs.
· Discuss the ethical and legal aspects of research.
· Critique selected research projects.
· Demonstrate ability to apply research findings to professional practice issues.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
(6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. [ISBN 1-4338-0561-8]
Leedy, P.D., & Ornrod, J. E. (2013). Practical research: Planning and design (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. [ISBN 0-13-269324-0]
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
Independent reading assignments. Independent quizzes. Independent and group activities.
August 24 – August 30
Welcome and Introduction Opens
2. Textbook Use and Overview
4. Course Etiquette
5. Course Due Dates and Requirements
6. Library Use
Due August 30
1. Library Use Video completed
2. Individual Assignment: Find a peer-reviewed article
August 31 – September 9
Part 1 – What is research?
1. Part I – Research
2. Module 1 – Defining Research
3. Module 1 – PowerPoint Presentations
4. Articles for Module 1
Due September 9
1. Discussion Board Introduction
2. Quiz 1 – Defining Research
September 10 – October 7
Part II – How do we do research?
1. Part II - How do we do research?
2. Module 2 – Searching and narrowing the topic
3. Module 3 - Identifying the topic question, and problem
4. Module 4 - Clarifying the question and problem.
Due September 23
1. Part II Individual Assignment – Find an Article
2. Quiz 2 - Ethics Certification
3. Quiz 3 - APA
Due September 30
Part II Group Assignment- Activity 1
Due October 7
Part II Group Assignment – Research Question
October 8 – December 2
Part III – Let’s do this!
1. Part III – Let’s Do This
Due October 21
1. Quiz 4 – Literature Review
Due November 18
2. Group Assignment Title Page and References
Due Dec 2
3. Final Project.
Students are required to submit all assignments in the appropriate assignment drop box in Desire2Learn. Do not wait until the last minute to submit in case you have technical difficulties. If you have difficulties submitting any assignments, contact your instructor immediately so that problems can be resolved by the
deadline. Technical difficulties need to be addressed through the Desire2Learn help link. Assignments must be submitted on time. Due to the nature of the course, late submissions will not be accepted.
How to Proceed:
1. Click on the Welcome: August 24 – August 30, 2013 link.
a. Read the Welcome to Research, Discussion board Etiquette, Textbook Use and Overview, and Library Use documents.
b. Go to the Netiquette link and complete the website module.
c. Watch the Library Use Video and post “I did this” in the dropbox and submit it. Until you do this, the rest of the course will not open.
d. Look at the Group Assignment Enrollment Page to see who is in your group. You should know who your group is. If not, let your instructor know immediately. You should use the group discussion board to pick your general topic from the areas listed.
e. Complete the Part 1 Individual Assignment – Find a peer-reviewed article on your group’s topic. See the dropbox for complete instructions.
2. Once the course has opened, go to the course homepage and click on Part 1: August 31 – September 9, 2013
a. Read: Part 1 Research
b. Click on Part 1 – Defining Research, and you will find the PowerPoints that accompany the reading assignments in Module 1 as well as the articles for Module 1. Skim the articles and be ready to answer questions about these articles
c. Once you have read the material, go to Activities.
i. Complete the Discussion board Introduction
ii. Take Quiz 1 – Part 1 – Defining Research. (Quiz is over Chapter 3 in Leedy and Part 1 Research, Defining research readings).
3. You may now begin Part 2 – September 10 – October 7, 2013.
a. Read Part 2 –
i. How do we do research?
ii. Module 2 – Searching and narrowing the topic
iii. Module 3- Identifying the topic, question, and problem, and
iv. Module 4 - Clarifying the Research Question.
b. Individually, complete the activities:
i. Part 2 Individual Assignment, Find a second article on your topic. See dropbox for instructions – Due by September 23.
ii. Individual Research Question – See dropbox for instructions. Be sure to put a copy in your group discussion board so that the entire group can view it for the group assignment.
iii. Ethics Certification – You will follow the link and when complete enter your certificate number and submit. Due by September 23.
iv. Quiz 2 – Ethics Certification. Follow the link contained in the quiz and enter the certificate number as the answer to the only question. Due by September 23.
v. Quiz 3 – APA – Due by September 23. (Chapters 6 & 7 Leedy and APA manual).
c. As an Interdisciplinary group complete the following:
i. Part 2 Group Assignment 1 – Group Articles Summary – Use the template in the drop box to document each person’s input. See dropbox for further instructions. Due September 30.
ii. Part 2 Group Assignment 2 – Research Question – Use the template in the drop box to document each person’s input. See dropbox for further instructions. Due October 7.
4. Once your instructor has approved your question, proceed to Part 3 – October 8 – December 2, 2013.
i. Let’s Do This!
b. Complete Part 3 Activities
i. Complete Quiz 4 - Literature Review (chapter 3 Leedy and Ormand).- Due October 21
ii. Complete Group assignment Title Page and References Due November 18
iii. Final project – Due December 2 – Instructions follow:
Literature Review (Final Paper)
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
B = 89 - 80
B = 90 - 80
C = 79 – 70
C = 75 - 79
C = 79 - 74
D = 69 – 60
D = 74 – 65
D = 73 – 65
F = 59 and below
F = 64 and below
Note: Differences in grading scales are due to special requirements set by each program and are at the discretion of each individual program.
General Submission Format
Any assignments submitted electronically as a Word document attachment must follow these guidelines:
· IBM compatible format (not MAC)
· Word 2003 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS or WordPerfect is not acceptable)
· Times New Roman (12 point)
· Double spaced
· 1” margins on all sides
If a student cannot meet these requirements for electronic submission, he or she should meet individually with the faculty member to make other suitable arrangements.
All assignments must reflect baccalaureate level effort. This means that assignments must be written using standard technical writing skills. This includes appropriate spelling, grammar, sentence structure, transitions, text flow, currency of knowledge, and scope of research. Unless otherwise indicated, all assignments must be submitted as a single Word document attachment to the appropriate assignment dropbox. Assignments must be submitted by the due dates indicated at the end of the syllabus.
Students must use the following format as the title of assignment when saving the document:
If students have technical difficulties during a quiz (or assignment submission), they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in Desire2Learn, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened.
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto Desire2Learn. Regular checks will ensure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to; See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.
The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students on TBA. This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with the instructor.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.
The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information. Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.
Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.
The director of the Counseling Center services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.
The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm, October 21, 2013.
Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course. In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted. If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until thirty (30) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements. If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F.”
Communication with Instructor
Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course. Students are responsible for updating their WebWorld information with this email address. Students must indicate the preferred email in WebWorld as well.
Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students.
The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session. Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc)
When emailing the instructor, you must use the following subject header:
3503_your last name_topic of message
Example: 3503_Smith_Quiz 4
The instructor will post announcements on Desire2Learn. It is imperative that students log on weekly so that important announcements are not missed.
When there is a need to contact students, the instructor will use the students’ “students.mwsu.edu” email
account. The instructor is not responsible for sending emails to any other email account.
RADS 3503 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of RADS 3503 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including online Desire2Learn course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
All components of RADS 3503 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared or copied (plagiarized) from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of
materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. Papers and other assignments may be submitted to an external agency for verification of originality and authenticity.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
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 and authenticity,
and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.
Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:
1. Director of Interdisciplinary Studies
a. Dr. Beth Vealé (940) 397-4679
2. Department Chair
a. BSRS Dr. Jeffrey Killion (940) 397-4679
b. BSRC Ms. Jennifer Gresham (940-397-4656)
c. BSN – (Interim) – Ms. Robin Lockhart (940-397-4614)
3. College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)
4. Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)