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Applied Research Methods I

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Jefferson Doctor of Management in Strategic Leadership (DSL)

Applied Research Methods I (ARM I)  DSL 702

Instructor: Steven Freeman, Ph.D.    TA: Darshi Mody

For access, write to Steve Freeman

Applied Research Methods 1 is designed to help students build a broad understanding of research as systematic inquiry. Please go through the following links to help you understand ARM 1 course in detail.

When: 9:45 am to 4:00 pm on seven Saturdays from August thru December as per the schedule below.

Where: Tuttleman 209, one of the University's premier learning spaces Lunch is provided. 

Date Details
Mon Aug 20, 2018
Observation and Fieldnotes Exercise Part A due by 5pm
Statistics Registration due by 9pm
Sat Aug 25, 2018
Case: Pomona Racing Decision due by 9:45am
Maintain a research log/journal due by 9:45am
Session #1: Introduction and Overview; Inquiry Orientation (part 1) due by 9:45am
Fri Aug 31, 2018
Statistics Excercise due by 5pm
Sat Sep 1, 2018
Understanding Journal Articles Assignment 1 due by 2pm
Fri Sep 7, 2018
Set up an Appointment at the Academic Success Center due by 5pm
Sat Sep 8, 2018
Case: Challenger Launch Decision due by 9:45am
Session #2: Understanding Arguments; an Inquiry Orientation Part 2 due by 9:45am
Sat Sep 15, 2018
Knowledge Application in Practice Interviews: Part A due by 3pm
Observation and Fieldnotes Assignment Part B due by 3pm
Sat Sep 22, 2018
Session #3: Choosing a Domain, Topic and Research Question. Course Overview. due by 9:45am
Choosing a domain, topic and research question; and a plan for how you’d begin to learn more. due by 3pm
Fri Sep 28, 2018
Brainstorm a list of research questions. due by 5am
Sat Sep 29, 2018
Generate Research Questions, Topics and Hypotheses due by 3pm
Identify work you admire; begin to develop a portfolio of models and templates due by 3pm
Fri Oct 5, 2018
Annotated Bibliography Entries-1st submission due by 5pm
Literature Review due by 5pm
Identify journal(s) of interest. due by 11:59pm
Sat Oct 13, 2018
Session #4: Literature Reviews, Assignments, Expectations due by 9:45am
Fri Oct 19, 2018
Knowledge Application in Practice Interviews: Part B due by 5pm
Fri Oct 26, 2018
Annotated bibliography entry #2 due by 5pm
Peer Review of Annotated bibliography entry #2 due by 5pm
Sat Oct 27, 2018
Session #5: Action Research, Generating RQs, Probability & Statistics due by 9:45am
Fri Nov 2, 2018
Action Research due by 5pm
Your idea for your Pilot Research Project Proposal due by 5pm
Sat Nov 3, 2018
Individual Progress Meetings due by 5pm
Fri Nov 9, 2018
Personal Action Research Exercise Presentation due by 5pm
Fri Nov 16, 2018
Personal Action Research Exercise (I will/I won't challenge) due by 5pm
Sat Nov 17, 2018
Session #6: Experiments, Quasi-& Natural Experiments, Probability & Statistics due by 9:45am
Fri Nov 30, 2018
Content Analysis Assignment (HONY) due by 5pm
Sat Dec 1, 2018
Presentations by Advanced Independent Study (dsl710) Students due by 9:45am
Share a survey due by 9:45am
Travis Douglas (cohort 3) March 1 Research Fellowship presentation due by 9:45pm
Sat Dec 8, 2018
ARM 2 (dsl 706) Preview: Session 1 Qualitative Measures / Content analysis due by 9:45am
Session #7: Survey Research: Sampling, Questionnaire Design, Interviews / Pilot Research Project Proposals due by 9:45am
Possible Additional Topics/Assignments
Annotated Bibliography 3rd Submission / Maintain a Research Journal´╗┐ / ´╗┐Research Replication Assignment / Understanding Journal Articles Assignment 2  
Critically Consuming Research (CCR) / Prompts for Generating Research Ideas / Set up Library ProQuest Accounts / Workspace Photo Stories  
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