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Dr. David Hyrenbach


CTSA 112, Oceanic Institute

Office hours:

W & F; 9:00 - 10:30 (OI)

M; 14:00 - 15:00 (HLC)

or by appointment

 

Dr. Chris Winn


HPU Cottage, Oceanic Institute

Office hours:

Tu, Th; 11:00 - 13:00

or by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Schedule
 

Class

Date

Week's

Activity

Assignment

(in class)

Assignment

(with advisor)

27- Jan
Course expectations and goals; Format and content of thesis proposal
3-Feb

Conceptualizing and justifying research

Decide on groups for conceptual model presentations

Submit one paragraph update on thesis ideas
Discuss scope and focus of thesis
10-Feb
Research design
Submit preproposal (signed by advisor)
Advisor reads and signs preproposal

17-Feb

 

 

Student presentations: Lennon, Paula, Coulson, Tim, Emma, Samantha,
Devon
Present conceptual model (mind map) of research approach and steps
Discuss conceptual model with advisor
24-Feb

Student presentations: Kerry, Jessica, Erin, Brittany, John, Kimberly, Bobby

Present conceptual model (mind map) of research approach and steps
Discuss hypotheses with advisor
3- Mar
Experimental design

Read and Discuss:

Quinn & Dunham 1983

Submit hypotheses (signed by advisor)

Discuss experimental design with advisor
10-Mar

Discussion of student experimental design Lennon, Paula, Coulson, Tim, Emma, Samantha, Devon

Present ideas for design of your research and experiments
17-Mar
Discussion of student experimental designs Kerry, Jessica, Erin, Brittany, John, Kimberly, Bobby
Present ideas for design of your research and experiments
24-Mar

Holiday:

Spring Break

31-Mar

Discussion of Logistics (Resources / Timeline)

 

Present timeline and list of needed resources
7-Apr

Discussion of Problems & Dilemmas

Decide on groups for proposal presentations

Forward questions to instructors before class, to allow for feed-back
Discuss problems / dilemmas with advisor
14-Apr

NO CLASS

(individual meetings)

Write-away
21-Apr

NO CLASS

(individual meetings)

Write-away
Draft proposal due to advisor for review
28-Apr

Student presentations

(Group 1)

Submit electronic draft proposal (with advisor email)
Draft proposal returned by advisor
5-May

Student presentations

(Group 2)

Present Proposal.
Write-away

Final proposal due to advisor for review
12-May

NO CLASS

(individual meetings)

Submit final paperproposal (signed by advisor)
Final proposal returned by advisor

 

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