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Date 
Topics & Readings 
Assignments 

Lectures 

Due 
Start 
Introduction. 


The Scientific Method (B&A Ch 1). Doing background research (B&A Ch 3). 
I1 

Human subjects research (B&A Ch 6 & 7, NU IRB Policy). 



Ethnography (B&A pp 238242, Fetterman, Klasnja, Chen). R: Introduction. 
I23 

Research models (B&A Ch 4). R: Data manipulation and plotting. 


Objective measures (B&A Ch 5). Descriptive statistics (B&A Ch 13 to 418, Skim Aron Ch 12, Aron Ch 3). R: Descriptive statistics. 
I4,I5 

Information system measures (Nielsen Ch 6, Sensing Techniques for Mobile Interaction, Usability Study of Physicians). 
I6 

Behavioral measures & Qualitative methods (B&A Ch 8). R: Interrater reliability. 


Survey measures (B&A Ch 9, debate). R: Internal consistency. 


2/8 
Blizzard Nemo. 


Hypothesis testing. Chisquare tests (Aron Ch 13). R: Chisquare tests. 
I8 

Correlational designs (B&A Ch 13 from 418, Aron Ch 11). R: correlation. 



The experimental method I – Between subject designs (B&A Ch 10 to 303, Aron Ch 3 & Ch 4). R: 1 sample ttest. 
I10 

The experimental method II – the t Test for independent means (B&A Ch 14 to 442, Aron Ch 5, Ch 7 to 235 & Ch 8). R: 2 sample ttest. 



Power & Effect Size (Aron Ch 6). Review for midterm. 


3/1 
MIDTERM EXAM [Study guide] 



SPRING BREAK 


Identifying research questions (B&A Ch 2). Reporting results (B&A Ch 16). 
I11 

Data preparation (Aron Ch 14). 

3/19 
Study presentations I. 


Physiological measurement in empirical research (Oliver WilderSmith). Data Visualization in R (Betsy Cowdery). 



Withinsubjects designs (B&A Ch 10 303317). The t Test for dependent means (Aron Ch 7 from 236). Example (Rigby) 



Multifactor betweensubjects designs & ANOVA (B&A Ch 10 from 317, B&A Ch 14 442453, Aron Ch 9, [opt Ch 10]). Example (Jonsson) 



4/2 
Study presentations II. 


Advanced study designs (B&A Ch 1112). 



Regression (Aron Ch 12; Gilbert). Factor Analysis (review B&A Ch 9; Buys & Brown) 



4/12 



4/16 
Study presentations III.  T3 

4/23 
FINAL EXAM 810am WVG106 [Study guide] 