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In order to make the grading as systematic and equitable as possible, we are using a point system in which each homework assignment and the exams are given a certain number of points. Points associated with each assignment are listed below.
 
  
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# Note, 5% of your course grade will be based on the instructors’ judgment of your level of learning , whether you have learned more or less than is  reflected in the points you have earned. This judgment will be influenced by your class and group participation. Thus, regular attendance and active participation in group and class meetings is in your interest.
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Group homework grades are closely tied to individual grade. For example, if the group grade is 25 points, each individual member is likely to receive 25 points. However, to avoid rewarding free riding, distinctions will be made among individuals. We will not have adequate personal information to distinguish among group members for group work. Therefore in assigning individual grades, private evaluations from all group members will be solicited at the end of the course. These evaluations will take the form of a questionnaire asking each group member to allocate, among 100% of the total effort, the responsibility among the members for the group's homework assignments.
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Revision as of 15:54, 1 December 2008

Research Methods for the Learning Sciences 85-748

Spring 2008 Syllabus Carnegie Mellon University

Class times:

4:30 to 5:50 Tuesday & Thursday

Location:

3501 NSH

Instructors:

Professor Kenneth R. Koedinger Office hours by appointment Location: 3601 Newell-Simon Hall Phone: 8-7667 Email: Koedinger@cmu.edu

Dr. Philip I. Pavlik Jr. Office hours by appointment Location: 300S Craig St, 224 Phone: 8-1618 Email: ppavlik@andrew.cmu.edu

Class URL:

Main page

Goals:

The goals of this course are to learn data collection, design, and analysis methodologies that are particularly useful for scientific research in education. The course will be organized in modules addressing particular topics including overview of methods, cognitive task analysis, qualitative methods, protocol and discourse analysis, and educational data mining and log analysis. A key goal is to help students think about and learn how to apply these methods to their own research programs.

Course Prerequisites:

To enroll you must have taken 85-738, "Educational Goals, Instruction, and Assessment" or get the permission of the instruction.

Readings Textbook:

"The Research Methods Knowledge Base: 3rd edition" by William M.K. Trochim and James P. Donnelly Other readings will be assigned in class.

Reading Reports:

Students are required to submit at least two posts per week to the course discussion group/blog before class, on either Sunday/Monday/Tuesday before class (for readings due Tuesday) or on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday before class (for readings due Thursday). These posts can be about

  1. a question you had about the reading, something important you did not understand
  2. an idea inspired by the reading
  3. an interesting connection with something you learned or did previously in this or another course, or in other professional work or research
  4. an on-topic, relevant response, clarification, or further comment on another student’s post

Grading:

There will be assignments associated with each section of the course. Grades will be determined by your performance on these assignments, by your participation in Reading Reports, and by your participation in class.

Class Schedule:

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