core2 spring 2011 schedule

About the Schedule

All readings are to be completed before class. Responses are due by the Sunday evening following class discussion. The schedule is subject to change; please make sure you are checking it regularly.

January

Week 1: 1/18
Introductions, syllabus, set up research blogs and Twitter accounts

Week 2: 1/25
Feature stories: Junod, Nutt, Ross, Siebert, and Wallace, “Shipping Out.” Links and downloads on the Readings page.
Hand out Semester-long Research Project, Research Proposal, and Research Blog Assignments

February

Week 3: 2/1
2011 Writer’s Market and Writer’s Market in your project area; On Twitter: Johnson and Silver. Links and downloads on the Readings page.
Discuss Research Proposals; Zotero (if time); Intro to Twitter and hand out the Twitter assignment
Research Proposals due on research blog by classtime
Hand out Annotated Bibliography Assignment (see major assignments for samples)

Week 4: 2/8
Readings on Qualitative Research and Research Ethics: Creswell, Christians, and Syverson (links and downloads on the Readings page); innovation study IRB sample minus consent and survey instruments (2005, UT-Austin, .pdf)); oral history study IRB (2009; Rowan, .pdf); IRB and NIH Certification discussion
NIH certification process completed by classtime

Week 5: 2/15
More on Twitter; Gubrium, PostModern Interviewing: Intro, Chapters 2, 4, 5, and 7
Rowan Library databases tutorials must be completed

Week 6: 2/22
Meet at Glassboro Bowl and Recreation Center for Field Research (field research assignment [.pdf])
Gubrium, PostModern Interviewing: Chapters 9, 10, 12, 13
Emerson, Fretz, and Shaw, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes: Chapters 1 and 2

March

Week 7: 3/1
Emerson, Fretz, and Shaw, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes: Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6
Bring fieldnotes to class
Hand out Fieldnotes, Interviews, and Reflections assignment

Week 8: 3/8
Datson, Things That Talk: Intro, Chapters 5, 7, and 8; Syverson (download on the Readings page.); Harper’s Annotations (links and downloads on the Readings page in the Annotations section)
Interview Areas, Interviewees, and Interview Schedule due on Research Blog
Hand out Document Analysis (Annotation) assignment (.pdf)

Week 9: Spring Break March 14 – 18

Week 10: 3/22
bring to class and discuss object to be annotated in Annotation assignment
Annotated Bibliography Rough Draft in class (bring citation guide[s] with you to class)

Week 11: 3/29 — Class Canceled for Research Conferences
Annotated bibliography final drafts due via Dropbox by 11:00pm

April

Week 12: 4/5 — Class will meet online
Annotation Rough Drafts due in Google Docs and shared with the class by noon

Week 13: 4/12 — Class canceled for conferences / Writing Week
Annotation Final Drafts due via Dropbox by 11:00pm

Week 14: 4/19 — Class meets in the classroom
Rough Drafts of final project and query letter due via Dropbox by 5:00pm Sunday, 4 /17
Workshop drafts in class; evaluations

Week 15: 4/26
Last day of class; last day of class dinner in class
Reflecting on creative research and composing

Week 16: 4/30 5/7 (Saturday)
Final project and final query letter due via Dropbox by 11:00pm
Research reflection and analysis due via Dropbox  by 11:00pm

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