Jason Lee Davis, PhD
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TMGT 595 Applied Research in Engineering & Technology

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Term: Fall 2019 (198) Section: 01W
Day: VariableTime: Variable
Instructor: Dr. Jason Lee Davis

Date

2019 Modules &Topics

Class Lessons, Readings, Activities, & Assignments

Activities/Assignments Due

Notes

 Week

beginning
Monday,...
 

(RR) - Reading and Understanding Research
(APA) - Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Most activities are typically due on Sunday of the week identified unless otherwise indicated here or in the course instructions.
Quizzes 10pts. each

Days are for the week indicated in the first column.

1

Aug 26
  • 1.0 Course Introduction
  • 1.1 Academic Honesty/Plagiarism
  • 1.2 Introduction to Research Types adn Statistice
  • 1.0
      Familiarize yourself with the courseware and follow the initial instructions provided in the online course.
      Course Syllabus
      University Graduate Student Academic Dishonesty Procedure (link).
      MS-TMGT Manuscript Guide
      University Graduate Student Academic Dishonesty Procedure.
      Introductions

    1.1
      Lesson 1.1 Academic Integrity & Plagiarism
      Activity 1.1 Plagiarism Tutorials

    1.2
      Lesson 1.2.1 - Intro. to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Protection of Human Subjects
      Lesson 1.2.2 - Engineering Design Process
      Activity 1.2.1 Overview of Engineering Design Process (ppt)
      Lesson 1.2.3 Intro to Research Types and Statistics
      Chapter 5 (RR)
      Activity 1.2.2 Intro to Research Types (ppt)
      Appendix B (RR)
      Activity 1.2.3 Intro to Statistics (ppt)

    1.0
    ADP & Syllabus Acknowledgements must be completed before midnight, Sunday.
    Introductions

    1.1
    Quiz #1 Plagiarism

    1.2
    Quiz #2 - Research Types & Statistics
    Your acceptance of the University Graduate Student Academic Dishonesty Procedure (ADP) & Syllabus must be acknowledged to enable access to the course content beyond Module 1.0.

    2

    Sept 2
  • 2.0 Effective Written Communication
  • 2.1 Quantitative and Qualitative research
  • 2.2 Research reports
  • 2.0
      Discussion #1
      Assignment #1 (2.0) - Effective Written Communication
      Activity 2.0 Effective Written Communication (ppt)
      Manuscript Assignment #1 - Research Planning begin

    2.1
      Lesson 2.1 Intro to Quantitative & Qualitative Research
      Chapter 6 (RR)
      Chapter 10 (RR)
      Activity 2.1 Intro to Quantitative & Qualitative Research (ppt)

    2.2
      Chapter 1 (RR)
      Chapter 1 (APA)
      Lesson 2.2 Journal Articles and Research Reports

    2.0
    Discussion #1
    Assignment #1 (2.0) - Effective Communication paper due

    2.1
    Quiz #3 - Quan. & Qual. Research

    2.2
    Quiz #4 - Maintaining Research Integrity
     

    3

    Sept 9
  • 3.0 Research Planning
  • 3.1 Research manuscript structure and content
  • 3.2 Selecting research reports and reviews
  • 3.0
      Discussion #2

      Manuscript Assignment #1 - Research Planning

    3.1
      Lesson 3.1 Journal Reporting Standards
      Chapter 2 (APA)

    3.2
      Lesson 3.2 Intro to Selecting and Reading Research Reports
      Chapter 3 (RR)

    3.0
    Discussion #2
    MA #1 - Research Planning assignment due

    3.1
    Quiz #5 - Research Manuscript Structure & Content

    3.2
    Quiz #6 - Selecting Research Reports & Reviews

    Saturday - Last day to apply for Fall Graduation

    4

    Sept 16
  • 4.0 Introduction and Review of Literature
  • 4.1 Reference list
  • 4.2 Reading research reports and reviews
  • 4.0
      Discussion #3

      Lesson 4.0 - Introduction and Review of Literature
      Manuscript Assignment #2 - Reference List

    4.1
      Chapter 6, Sections 6.22-6.32 (APA)
      Chapter 7 (APA)
      Lesson 4.1 Reference List
      Activity 4.1 APA Style Tutorial - Reference List

    4.2
      Chapter 7 (RR)
      Chapter 11 (RR)
      Chapter 13 (RR)
      Lesson 4.2 Reading Research Reports and Reviews
      Activity 4.2 Reading Research Reports (ppt)
      Assignment #2 (4.2) Reading Guides

    4.0
    Discussion #3
    MA #2 - Reference List due

    4.1
    Quiz #7 - Reference List

    4.2
    Quiz #8 - Research Reports & Reviews
    Assignment #2 (4.2) Reading Guides due

     

    5

    Sept 23
  • 5.1 Introduction to Case Study Analysis
  • 5.2 APA style mechanics
  • 5.3 Crediting sources
  • 5.0
      MA #3 - Introduction & Review of Literature

    5.1
      Lesson 5.1 Intro to Case Study Analysis
      Activity 5.1 Case Study Analysis annotated Sample

    5.2
      Chapter 3, Sections 3.01-3.04 (APA)
      Chapter 4 (APA)
      Chapter 5 (APA)
      Lesson 5.2 APA Style Mechanics
      Activity 5.2 APA Style Tutorial - Headings 

    5.3

      Chapter 6, Sections 6.01-6.21 (APA)
      Lesson 5.3 Crediting Sources
      Activities 5.3.1 & 5.3.1 APA Citation videos

    5.0
    MA #3 - Introduction & Review of Literature due

    5.1
    Assignment #3 (5.1) - Case Study Analysis due
    Quiz #9 - Case Studies

    5.2
    Quiz #10 - APA Style Mechanics

    5.3
    Quiz #11 - Crediting Sources


     

    6

    Sept 30
  • 6.0 Method, Results & Discussion
  • 6.1 Writing guidelines
  • 6.2 Sources of credibility
  • 6.0
      Discussion #4

      Lesson 6.0 Method, Results, & Discussion Sections of a Research Paper
      MA #4 -Method, Results, & Discussion

    6.1
      Chapter 3, Sections 3.05-3.22 (APA)
      Lesson 6.1 Writing Guidelines

    6.2
      Chapter 2 (RR)
      Lesson 6.2 Sources of Credibility
      Activity 6.2 Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals video

    6.0
    Discussion #4
    MA #4 - Method, Results, & Discussion due

    6.1
    Quiz #12 - Writing Guidelines

    6.2
    Quiz #13 - Sources of Credibility
    Sat., Oct. 5 - 14th Annual Cotton Belt Regional Railroad Symposium @TAMU-C, Rayburn Student Center.
    Event admission is free.  Co-hosted by the Dept. of Engineering & Technology.

    7

    Oct 7
  • 7.1 Abstracts
  • 7.2 Publication process
  • 7.0
      Discussion #5

      MA #5 - Abstract
      MA #6 Final Manuscript notice

    7.1
      Chapter 2, Section 2.04 (APA)
      Lesson 7.1 Research Report Abstract
      Activity 7.1 Writing Report Abstracts

    7.2

      Chapter 8 (APA)
      Lesson 7.2 Publication Process

    7.0
    Discussion #5
    MA #5 - Abstract due

    7.1
    Quiz #14 - Abstracts

    7.2
    Quiz #15 - Publication Process
    Course Evaluation

     

    8

    Oct 14
  • 8.0 Final Manuscript
  • 8.0
      MA #6 Final Manuscript

    THE END
    8.0
    MA #6 - Final Manuscript due Monday

     

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    Oct 21 Second 8-week Sub-term courses begin:     TAMU-C Homecoming Week

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    Rev. August 24, 2019