SENIOR SEMINAR: Communication Studies
- COMM (COST) 5899---
Research Project Timeline Schematic updated 1/12/18
Document subtitle: Getting from the AOC to the finished paper
Although this course is a seminar for increasing your proficiency in communication research practices (i.e. for conducting as well as consuming research ), your actual work on your research paper is conducted as an independent project separate from the in-class activities and assignments.
Here is an overall layout of the major steps involved so that you can gauge your personal progress & pacing & meet the various deadlines.
|weeks [class dates]|
|1 & 2 [17,22,24]||Explore & focus on personal communication studies interests & curiosities ( A-O-C's)|
|3 & 4 [29,31,5,7]||Work on Literature Review (a.k.a. Scanning & Reviewing the existing Literature in your topic area)|
|4 & 5 [5,7,12,14]||Conduct, present & receive (peer & professor) feedback on Literature Review Summary <AnnoBib>|
|6& 7 [19,21,26,28]||Work on preparing your Research Proposal|
|(S.B.) & 8SprBrk,12,14]||Conduct, present & receive (peer &
professor) feedback on
Finalize Research Plan & including "measurement" method
|8- 12 [12,14,19,21,26,28, EasterBrk,4,]||Devise & conduct research (experiment, survey,
read, observe, as appropriate)
Analyze data - consider preliminary findings
|13 & 14 [16,18,23,25]||Complete 1st submitted Draft* of Research Paper. Submit in hardcopy form NLT 4/19|
|Present & receive feedback (peer & professor)
on Research Paper
hardcopy draft no
later than final exam session
Tues 5/15/18 @ 10:10-12:10 ]
@ 10:10-12:10 ]
|* Although this item is being called "1st
submitted Draft", it should not be the first complete draft
that you write. It is
expected that you will be writing & revising earlier drafts before this
* Also, please be aware this draft will re reviewed & returned and you will received feedback to help you create an improved, final version for grading.
HOWEVER, if this draft is very rough and/or poorly written, it will receive only minimal guidance for creating an acceptable final paper.