Applied Research

Course Details

Course Number: RADS 4913  Spring 2014

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 226

Days & Times:

This is an online course.



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Publication Manual of the American Psychological A
Required APA manual
  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

Publication Manual of the American Psychological A
Required APA manual
  ISBN: ISBN 1-4338-0561-8

MSU Faculty Member
Christopher Wertz   
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Course Objectives


Course Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate research methods.
  • Formulate an appropriate research question.
  • Compose a publication quality substantive research paper that reviews previously published articles.
  • Format this research paper which is a literature review in appropriate APA style (no original research is allowed).

Course Expectations

As a student enrolled in this course, you will be responsible for adhering to and meeting posted deadlines and due dates for all assignments/submissions.

 


Grading Standards

Grading/ Evaluation:
Students are required to submit all assignments in the appropriate assignment drop box in Desire to Learn (D2L).  Do not email or fax assignments unless told specifically to do so by your instructor. 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 D2L help link. All work submitted to the instructor will be considered complete and final, and will be graded as such. Assignments must be submitted on time; each late submission will result in a grade of 0.

Grading Scheme

Assignment

Weight 

Research Question & Outline

3%

Title Page

2%

Reference List

25%

Body of Paper

35%

Abstract

5%

Final Paper

30%

Grade Scale

 

A =

100 - 90

 

B =

89 - 80

 

C =

79 - 70

 

D =

69 - 60

 

F =

Below 60

 

 


Submission Format Policy

All submissions will be through the dropbox feature on D2L

This course is divided into six (6) assignments and all assignments must adhere to the following requirements:

  • IBM compatible format (not MAC)
  • Word 97 or newer version (not Microsoft Works or WordPerfect)
  • Times New Roman, 12 point font ONLY
  • 1" margins on all sides
  • Double-spaced

The assignments should be written using standard technical writing skills. This includes appropriate spelling, grammar, sentence structure, transitions, text flow, currency of knowledge, and scope of research. Additionally, all submitted works must conform to APA format.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Assignments must be submitted on time; each late submission will result in a grade of 0.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else 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 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. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Because this is an online course, there are no mandatory class sessions. Students should communicate with the instructor on a regular basis. There will be a voluntary help session held at MSU during the semester. Consult the Course Calendar for time, date, & location.


Other Policies

See course syllabus for additional policies.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.