I399 Public Schedule

I399: Research Methods for Informatics

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Class schedule

WeekDateClass topicDeliverablesReadings and resources
1Aug 27Class intro  
 Aug 29Research topics in Informatics (guests: SOIC grad students) external link: List of topic choices
 Sep 30 Homework 0 due 
2Sep 3Teams (guest: external link: Dr. Tony Reilly)  
 Sep 5Defining research questions (guest lecture: external link: Prof. Sugimoto)  
3Sep 10Teams and collaboration (guest: Dr. Reilly)Homework 1 due 
 Sep 12external link: Writing proposals and literature reviews  
4Sep 17   
 Sep 19Teams and collaboration (guest: Dr. Reilly) external link: Homework 2 due 
5Sep 24Proposal discussion and feedback (guest: external link: Prof. Wild)  
 Sep 26   
 Sep 30  external link: Project proposal paper due 
6Oct 1Project proposal presentations  
 Oct 3external link: Conducting Interview and Surveys (guest: external link: Prof. Connelly)  
 Oct 7 Peer feedback 1 due 
7Oct 8   
 Oct 10external link: Ethics and IRB  
8Oct 15   
 Oct 17Analyzing results  
9Oct 22   
 Oct 23 external link: Homework 3 due, external link: HW 3 Word file 
 Oct 24   
 Oct 25 Draft midterm report due 
10Oct 29Midterm presentationsFinal draft of midterm report due 
 Oct 31Midterm presentations  
11Nov 5Graduate student panel  
 Nov 7   
 Nov 11 Homework 4 due 
12Nov 12Critiquing research (guest: external link: Prof. Lyons)  
 Nov 14   
 Nov 16 Peer review 2 
13Nov 19   
 Nov 21external link: Designing research posters (guest: external link: Dr. Warren)  
14Nov 26No class. Happy Thanksgiving!  
 Nov 28No class. Happy Thanksgiving!  
15Dec 3Creating effective videos  
 Dec 5   
16Dec 10   
 Dec 12Poster sessionPosters due 
 Dec 14 Final report and project video due 
 Dec 17Project presentations (5-7pm, during final exam period)Homework 5 due