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MEMT 812: COURSE CALENDAR (SUMMER 2000)


I. Planning Your Research Study


WEEK ONE:
    June 6: Introduction: Overview of Research in Music Education/Music Therapy
      Reading due:Handout 1: Overview Research MusEd/MusTherapy


    June 7: Problem Identification and Hypothesis Formulation
      Reading due: Madsen interactive article; JC: Chapter 1
      Also due at classtime: Your initial ideas for research topics

    June 8: Refining Your Research Ideas/Framing Research Questions
      Reading due: JC: Chapter 2
      Mini-Project One due: Mill's Canons

      Reminder: The Music Library will be closed from Sunday, June 9 until Monday, June 26

    June 9: Research Ethics
      Reading due: JC: Chapter 3; Handout: Publication Code of Ethics; KU ACHE Form & Policy
      Also due at classtime: Your delineated research topics/research questions


WEEK TWO:

    June 12: Gaining Bibliographic Control; Library Resources and Databases; Primary Research Journals
      Reading due: Brundage: Chapter 3 & Chapter 5
      Also due by classtime: Research Analyses 1-3

    June 13: Evaluating Sources/Other Methods of Searching
      Reading due: Handout: Planning Research

    June 14: Learning to Use and follow the APA Manual
      Reading due: JC: Chapter 16; Peruse APA Manual (bring to class); Handout: APA Quick Reference

    June 15: Learning to Use and follow the Turabian Manual
      Reading due: Peruse the Turabian Manual (bring to class)

    June 16: Logical and Stylistic Considerations in Research Writing
      Reading due: Handout: Tips for Writing; Handout: MEMT Master's Thesis Typing Instructions



II. Selecting A Research Methodology and Analyzing Data


WEEK THREE:

    June 19: Methods of Data Collection
      Reading due: JC: Chapter 5
      Also due by classtime: Research Analyses 4-6

    June 20: No class. Use for research or a mini-project.

    June 21: No class. Use for research or a mini-project.

    June 22: Sampling
      Reading due: JC: Chapter 6; and Sampling

    June 23: Validity of Research/Review of Measurement Scales
      Reading due: JC: Chapter 7; and Measurement Scales
      Also due by classtime: Mini-project 2: Lit Review



WEEK FOUR:

    June 26-30: No synchronous class meetings. Individual conferences arranged as desired. Complete two full online modules
      Your two completed modules (choose from Philosophical, Historical, Quantitative (Non-experimental), Quantitative (Experimental), or Qualitative) are due no later than noon on June 30th. For your first two modules choose methodologies you are particularly interested in or think you may employ for your final project.

      Also due by June 30th: Research Analyses 7-9 and Mini-project 3: Chi square


WEEK FIVE:

    July 5-7: No synchronous class meetings. Individual conferences arranged as desired. Complete one full online module
      Your completed module (choose from Philosophical, Historical, Quantitative (Non-experimental), Quantitative (Experimental), or Qualitative) are due no later than noon on July 7th.

      Also due by July 7th: Research Analyses 10-12and Mini-project 4: t Test


WEEK SIX:

    July 10-14: No synchronous class meetings.Individual conferences arranged as desired. Complete two full online modules
      Your two completed modules (choose from Philosophical, Historical, Quantitative (Non-experimental), Quantitative (Experimental), or Qualitative) are due no later than noon on July 14th.

      Also due by July 14th: Mini-project 5: Web mining


III. Preparation of the Research Report


WEEK SEVEN:

    July 17: In class Test on texts and all related readings.

    July 18-20: Schedule individual conferences. No synchronous classes. Write your Introduction, Review of Literature, and Reference list

    July 21: In class Group Evaluation of your completed first draft Introduction, Review of Literature, Reference List.


WEEK EIGHT:

    July 24-26: Schedule individual conferences as you write the other sections of your research report or thesis proposal. No synchronous classes.

    July 27: Oral presentations and/or Posters

    July 28: Oral presentations and/or Posters. Last class day.


    N.B. The last date your finished/final draft product will be accepted is Noon on Monday, August 1st.