RESEARCH AND EVALUATION I
Welcome to RES/341, let’s do everything we can to ensure that the next six weeks will be an enlightening and enjoyable learning experience for all of us. Please print a copy of this syllabus for handy reference. Whenever there is a question about what assignments are due, this syllabus is considered the ruling document.
Classroom Management Policies
Breaks in the On Campus classes will be when deemed necessary. Please leave the classroom clean. Phones: Turn them off or keep them in silent mode. ***DO NOT answer the phone in the classroom. Laptop/notebook computers: If I determine the use of a laptop during class time is ...view middle of the document...
It should correlate to the course content and provide value to the overall class discussion, including the assigned activities for each week. Students must demonstrate knowledge of the material and the learning objectives; and, provide evidence they have read the material by asking pertinent questions.
Each week, I will provide grades or scores and comments on assignments within 7 days of when they were submitted. I will send feedback to your Individual forum.
Point Values for the Course Assignments:
Week W1 Individual (75%) Current Business Research Project Paper Quiz / Participation W2 Research Terminology Matching Assignment Formulate Research Question Quiz / Participation W3 Survey Paper Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching Assignment Quiz / Participation W4 Assignments from the E-Text Quiz / Participation W5 Assignments from the E-Text Using Probability Distribution in Research Simulation Final Exam : On Line Final Exam : In-Class Week Learning Team (30%) Research Process Paper Data Collection Paper Descriptive Statistics Paper Final Conclusions Memo Final Research Project Presentation Total >> Points 3.0 3.0 1.5 1.5 3.0 8.0 3.0 4.0 8.0 4.0 8.0 3.0 10.0 10.0 Points 5 5 10 5 5
W2 W3 W4 W5
Assignments are due at the beginning of the class: at 6 pm each week
Complete the Weekly assignments and post an electronic copy in the assignment tab of the OLS. The electronic record is the OFFICIAL RECORD of your work If you don’t post your work some penalties apply as follows:
Penalties for late posting:
40% penalty (each) if you miss the deadline, and 5% penalty (each) for each day thereafter (at 6 p.m. each day)
No assignments will be received after the last night of class
Even if you are absent from the class, work is still due on the due date. You should post the assignment in the assignments tab of the OLS —you are responsible for turning in your own work. ––No additional or “make up work” will be assigned to take the place of what was missed during the class––.
Week 1: Individual Assignments
DEFINING RESEARCH PROCESS AND DATA MEASUREMENT
Define how data is collected, measured, and described in business research. Define business research and its purpose.
Develop problem definitions and hypotheses.
Explain the components of a sampling design.
There is not an overwhelming amount of reading, so please try to stay current. Read ahead where possible. All reading assignments are in your syllabus. Noting questions and comments and flagging them help me a lot if I need to go back and get a direct quote or a deeper understanding in order to paraphrase. 1. Read the materials listed on for Week One. Also: Read the following items, available at http://mycampus.phoenix.edu: “Learning Team Handbook.”
Current Business Research Project Paper: Synopsis of
Use the UOP Online Library or the Electronic Reading Reserve (ERR) to locate a...