Jason Lee Davis, PhD
Technology Management Program  |  Department of Engineering & Technology  |  Texas A&M University-Commerce
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TMGT 595 Applied Research in Engineering & Technology

 Tentative Schedule (subject to revision as necessary)
 

Term: Fall 2021 (218), Sub-term F Section: 01W
Day: VariableTime: Variable
Instructor: Dr. Jason Lee Davis

Date

2021 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, 7th ed.

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 30
  • 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 6
  • 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
      Initial post due Wednesday
      Response posts due Sunday

    Assignment #1 (2.0) - Effective Communication paper due

    2.1
    Quiz #3 - Quan. & Qual. Research

    2.2
    Quiz #4 - Maintaining Research Integrity
     

    3

    Sept 13
  • 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)
      Chapter 3 (APA)

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

    3.0
    Discussion #2
      Initial post due Wednesday
      Response posts due Sunday

    MA #1 - Research Planning assignment due

    3.1
    Quiz #5 - Research Manuscript Structure & Content

    3.2
    Quiz #6 - Selecting Research Reports & Reviews

     

    4

    Sept 20

  • 4.0 Introduction and Review of Literature

  • 4.1
    References

  • 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 9 (APA)
      Chapter 10 (APA)
      Lesson 4.1 Reference List
      Activity 4.1.1 Video - APA Style 7th ed. Reference Lists
      Activity 4.1.2 (optional) Video - APA Style Webinar - Creating References

    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
      Initial post due Wednesday
      Response posts due Sunday

    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 27
  • 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 2, Sections 2.26-2.28 (APA)
      Chapter 6 (APA)
      Chapter 7 (APA)
      Lesson 5.2 APA Style Mechanics
      Activity 5.2 APA Style Tutorial - Headings 

    5.3

      Chapter 8 (APA)
      Lesson 5.3 Crediting Sources
      Activities 5.3.1 & 5.3.1 Videos - APA Citation

    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


    Friday - Last Day to Drop course with a grade of "Q" while remaining enrolled.  You cannot drop a single class after this date without withdrawing from ALL courses. 
    Since TMGT 595 is the pre-/co-requisite course for the program, you cannot drop this course and remain enrolled in any other core TMGT course.

    6

    Oct 4
  • 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 4 (APA)
      Chapter 5 (APA)
      Lesson 6.1 Writing Guidelines

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

    6.0
    Discussion #4
      Initial post due Wednesday
      Response posts due Sunday

    MA #4 - Method, Results, & Discussion due

    6.1
    Quiz #12 - Writing Guidelines

    6.2
    Quiz #13 - Sources of Credibility
     

    7

    Oct 11
  • 7.1
    Abstracts

  • 7.2
    Publication process
  • 7.0
      Discussion #5

      MA #5 - Abstract
      MA #6 Final Manuscript notice

    7.1
      Chapter 2, Section 2.9 (APA)
      Chapter 3, Section 3.3 (APA)

      Lesson 7.1 Research Report Abstract
      Activity 7.1 Writing Report Abstracts

    7.2

      Chapter 12 (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

    Tuesday - Last day to withdraw from all full-term courses.  You cannot drop a single class at this time without withdrawing from ALL courses.  Instructors are required to post grades for all students on the roster after this date.

     

    8

    Oct 18
  • 8.0
    Final Manuscript
  • 8.0
      MA #6 Final Manuscript

    THE END
    8.0
    MA #6 - Final Manuscript due Monday

     

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      Friday,
    Dec 17
    GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT - 4:00PM    

     

    Note: All times indicated are local time in the Central Time Zone.

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    Purple - Discussion Activities

    Red - General Course Assignments
    Dark Blue - Manuscript Assignment (MA)

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    Rev. August 15, 2021