Course Syllabus

Research Methodology -- Session M [GEN501M]

Module 3; 2013-14

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Announcements

11 Apr 2014
1) I gifted everyone in the class a free-pass for attendance on April 17.
2) All student grades are now posted on your class desktop, including the assigment #7 and FINAL course grades.
FYI.....Descriptive statistics for FINAL GRADES:
Mean 91.08450704
Standard Error 1.168800737
Median 94
Mode 97
Standard Deviation 9.848490064
Sample Variance 96.99275654
Kurtosis 6.934621504
Skewness -2.55676248
Range 49
Minimum 50
Maximum 99
Sum 6467
Count 71
4 Apr 2014
FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Assignment #6:
Mean 83
Standard Error 4.784233365
Median 90
Mode 90
Standard Deviation 15.12907429
Range 50
Minimum 50
Maximum 100
Sum 830
Count 10
2 Apr 2014
I just learned from Prof. Idelson, that the due date/time for Assignment #6 has been extended to Friday April 4, 4:44:44 p.m.
31 Mar 2014
Regarding Assignment #6:
As requested, Prof. Idelson has provided clarity about assignment #6 to clear-up some of the uncertaintiy about what is it asking:
Task A: Research compass (slides'  tool 1) of 'Found in Translation' working paper 25%; 
2 points per Research compass branch for correct answer, 3 points per
Research compass branch for supporting rhetoric (max 25pts)
Task B: Confidence interval of anti-lying Virgin-counting 25%; 
5 points for correct answer, 20 points for sound logical, mathematical
proof (max 25pts)
Task C: Critique 'Found in Translation' 50% using Methods presented today or prior to today in RM class;
5 points per sound critique, 10 points for citing appropriate Methodology literature in support of critique
20 points for correct filling of review grid (slides'  tool 2)
40 points for exceptional intellectual spark (only 3 to 5 will be
awarded to whole cohort) (max 100pts)
Any student presenting as his work work of another student will result in a null grade for both.
29 Mar 2014
FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Assignment #2:
Mean 64.93055556
Standard Error 4.988732468
Median 90
Mode 90
Standard Deviation 42.33079869
Sample Variance 1791.896518
Kurtosis -1.200501503
Skewness -0.890935471
Range 100
Minimum 0
Maximum 100
Sum 4675
Count 72
29 Mar 2014
FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Assignment #5:
Mean 74.58333333
Standard Error 4.161675414
Median 90
Mode 90
Standard Deviation 35.31298688
Sample Variance 1247.007042
Kurtosis 0.816052485
Skewness -1.64806164
Range 100
Minimum 0
Maximum 100
Sum 5370
Count 72
29 Mar 2014
FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Class Attendance {0,1} on March 27:
Mean .556
Mode 1
Range 1
Minimum 0
Maximum 1
Sum 40
Count 72
28 Mar 2014

Reading Pak F (Zip file) is now available for download--contains readings for this coming Thursday (3 Apr).

27 Mar 2014
FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Assignment #1:
Mean 98.61111111
Standard Error 1.388888889
Median 100
Mode 100
Standard Deviation 11.78511302
Sample Variance 138.8888889
Kurtosis 72
Skewness -8.485281374
Range 100
Minimum 0
Maximum 100
Sum 7100
Count 72
FYI.....Assignment #2 is not yet fully graded....reading 72 mini-thesis documents takes lots of time :-)

FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Assignment #3:
Mean 71.11111111
Standard Error 2.85818674
Median 80
Mode 80
Standard Deviation 24.25251871
Sample Variance 588.1846635
Kurtosis 4.86855679
Skewness -2.532605896
Range 90
Minimum 0
Maximum 90
Sum 5120
Count 72
FYI.....Descriptive statistics for Assignment #4:
Mean 73.61111111
Standard Error 4.87943673
Median 95
Mode 100
Standard Deviation 41.4033936
Sample Variance 1714.241002
Kurtosis -0.434734724
Skewness -1.237209377
Range 100
Minimum 0
Maximum 100
Sum 5300
Count 72
24 Mar 2014

Notice: Prof. Idelson has asked that each student bring a standard (6-sided, cubic) die to class on Thursday.

21 Mar 2014

Pre-lecturing reading is now available; see below.

20 Mar 2014

1. Heads up: A sudden change to our schedule; next week (27 March), Prof. Marc Idelson will be lecturing. Pre-lecturing reading will be posted as soon as available.

2. The Slides from today's lecture have been posted.  See today's schedule entry.

19 Mar 2014

Reading Pak D2 has just been added for tomorrow's lecture. See below.

8 Mar 2014

1. Please print four (4) hard-copy, printed copies of your assignment #2 to class. You will use the copies during class on Thursday (13 Mar).

2. Assignment #1 grades are posted to your website student desktop.  The class did a great job on the first assignment; clearly much energy what put into it....well done!!!

28 Feb 2014 The URL link to the Assignment #2 PDF is now fixed.  Sorry for my technical error.
26 Feb 2014 Reminder: Heads up...the first assignment is due in 24 hrs!
10 Feb 2014 Welcome to the course website!  Prior to the first class meeting, be sure to review the current syllabus; it can always be found via the link at the top of this webpage.

Schedule

Session
Number
Date Day

Class Topic(s)

Pre-class Preparation

(do prior to class start, except as noted)

Notes
01 20 Feb H Preliminaries: Selecting Your Advisor & Research Topic

1. Review the CURRENT Course Syllabus
[use the link at the top of this webpage]

Classroom Slides PDF
02 27 Feb H Deliverable: The Thesis Manuscript

1. Set up your personal desktop on this website: Create your personal account and complete your profile with your headshot photo.

2. Read Handout-Pak A PDF

3. Submit Assignment #1 PDF

FacultyRoster PDF (size: 17Mb)

Classroom Slides PDF

03 6 Mar H Applied Management-Oriented Research: Operations

1. Read Handout-Pak B PDF

2. Read Handout-Pak B2 PDF

Guest Speaker: Prof. Deming Zhou

Classroom Slides PDF

04 13 Mar H Deliverable: The Thesis Defense

1. Read Handout-Pak C PDF

2. Submit Assignment #2 PDF

3. Submit Assignment #3 PDF

Classroom Slides PDF
05 20 Mar H Applied Management-Oriented Research: Strategy

1. Read Handout-Pak D PDF (3Mb)

2. Submit Assignment #4 PDF

3. Read Handout-Pak D2 PDF (200Kb)

Guest Speaker: Prof. Sai Lan

Classroom Slides PDF

06 27 Mar H

Applied Management-Oriented Research: Mixed Methods

1. Read Handout-Pak E2 PDF

2. Submit Assignment #5 PDF

Guest Speaker: Prof. Marc Idelson

Classroom Slides PDF (30Mb)

07 3 Apr H

Applied Management-Oriented Research: Marketing

1. Read Handout-Pak F ZIP (7.8 Mb)

2. Submit Assignment #6 PDF

3. Please COMPLETE the qualitative feedback by completing this WORD DOC and submitting your responses (WORD DOC format) via the student desktop. 

Guest Speaker: Prof. Yeujun Yoon

Classroom Slides PDF

08 10 Apr H

Execution: Conducting Your Research

Reporting: Writing Your Thesis

1. Read Handout-Pak E PDF

2. Read Handout-Pak G PDF

3. Submit Assignment #7 PDF

Writing examples:

Frantz 2009 PDF

Frantz 2013 PDF

Classroom Slides PDF

09 17 Apr H Presenting: Defending Your Thesis

1. Read Handout-Pak H PDF

Classroom Slides PDF
Final
Exam
Day
21 Apr M

This course will not hold a final exam