WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION?
An Introduction to Research
SPRING QUARTER, 2006
Faculty :Masao Sugiyama
This program is for first year and transfer students who have compelling questions they want to begin to answer. Because each person's question requires a different focus, a substantial amount of time will be devoted to individual projects. We will read and discuss a variety of books by and about people who sought answers to complex questions. We will formulate clear questions, develop approaches for seeking answers, and create multiple ways of demonstrating knowledge. Research methods may include traditional library-oriented and Internet research as well as documentation of anecdotal information through oral histories, surveys and interviews. Methods of data gathering, analysis, reporting and presentation will be explored. Students will have options of demonstrating their learning through oral presentations, photographic essays, written essays, video or multi-media.
Credit awarded in research writing, introduction to qualitative research, introduction to statistics and content-specific knowledge developed as a result of the individual inquiry.
Total: 16 credits.
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in any upper-division program or careers that require the ability to formulate a research question, determine appropriate approaches for seeking and evaluating answers and making public presentations.
MONDAYS: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm with a break for lunch SEM II A3109
WEDNESDAYS: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm SEM II A3109
FRIDAYS: 9:30 am to 12:30 GCC in Computer Center
12:30-2:30 pm with a break for lunch SEM II A3109
SEM II A3109
Time will be used for seminars, workshops and lectures.
Creswell, John. (2002). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Sage Publications; 2nd edition. ISBN 0761924426.
Gould, Jay. (1996). Mismeasure of
Lorenz, Konrad. (Reissue edition 1997). King Solomon's Ring.Plume. ISBN 0452011752.
Lareau, Annette. (2003) Unequal
Hersch, Patricia. (1998). A Tribe Apart. Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-43594-X.
Kuhn, Thomas. (1996). The
Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Paperback).
Glenn, William, Ed. (1994). The Mass-Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis (Paperback).