PH220 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SPRING 99

INSTRUCTOR: Cecilia Vogel, 207 Science, 794-3404, phvogel, helios.augustana.edu/~cv

LIBRARIAN: Sue Williams, 794-7494

TEXT: Introduction to Scientific Research, Robert Frank

GRADING:

Participation & written assignments

25% (15+10)

cv

Journal (besides written assignments)

10%

cv

Literature Search

15%

sw

Meeting deadlines

10%

cv&sw

Bibliography

10%

cv&sw

Oral presentation

25%

cv&PH220

Presentation assessments

5%

cv

total

100%

 

NOTE:

SCHEDULE:

WEEK #

Class discussion

Assignment due

ALSO

1

Expectations, record keeping

Sign up for gp mtg with sw.

Search pop lit for topic.

2

Categories of Research

page 7, #1

Group mtgs with sw.

3

Project planning, proposal writing

page 15, #1

Research topic due to cv,

forwarded to sw.

4

Creativity & efficiency

TBA

Individual mtgs with sw.

5

Giving Talks Ė Steve Schwartze, Speech. Meet in Olin 305.

 

Precise topic due to cv.

Individual mtgs with cv.

6

No class

see reverse

Draft bibliography due to cv,

forwarded to sw.

7

Patents

page 30, #1

Individual mtgs with sw.

Bibliographies returned.

8

No class

 

Individual mtgs with cv.

9

Writing technical reports

TBA

Meetings with cv/sw

as needed

10

Individual presentations

presentation

Bibliography due MONDAY to cv, forwarded to sw.

finals

Individual presentations

presentation

Assessments due Thursday.

 

Assignment due week 6: Assessing oral presentations.

  1. Attend two oral presentations by two different scientists.

Dr. Linda Winkler Friday, March 12, 4:00

Dr. Robert Harmon Friday, March 19, 4:00

Dr. Michael Seale Monday, March 22, 4:00.

Tim Asplund, University of Wisconsin, "Recreational Boating and Aquatic Ecosystems - Are They Compatible?" Monday, March 29, 7:00 pm

  1. Report on the talk.