CRN# 12077 TECH 646

Analysis of Research in Industry &Technology

Fall 2016

Paul I-Hai Lin
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

A Core Course for Purdue University M.S. in Technology Program

Industrial Technology/Manufacturing; IT/Computer Aplications Tracks
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

 

Class Materials/Activities
Date
Aug. 22, 2016
Aug. 25 - Intro to Business/ Industry Research
Sept. 1  - Ethics in Business/Industry Research
Sept. 8 - The Language of Research and Research Methods
Sept. 15 - Clarifying the Research Question through Secondary Data and Exploration
Sept, 22 - Research Design
Sept 29 - Qualitaive Research

Oct. 6 - Observation Studies; Experiments
Oct. 13 - Experiments, Surveys
Oct. 20 - Measurement, Measurement Scales
Oct. 27 - Questionnaires and Instruments
Nov. 3 - Sampling, Determining Sample Size

Nov. 10 - Data Preparation and Description; Exploring, Displaying, and Examing Data
Nov. 17 - Hypothesis Testing (Part 1 of 2); Design and Analysis of Single-Factor Experiments: ANOVA
Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving break

Dec. 1 - Hypothesis Testing (Part 2 of 2); Measures of Association
Dec. 8 - Final project preparation & study time (NO class)

Dec. 15 - Final Project Presentation (6-8:45PM)

Reading Assignments:

* Reading Assignment Ch 15 Data Preparationa and Description
* Reading Assignmnet 6: Ch 8 Observation Study and Ch 9. Experiments

* Reading Assignmnet 5: Ch 7; Assignment 4: Ch 5 & 6; Assignmnet 3: Ch 4; Assignment 2: Sept. 1-8: Read Ch 3; Assignment 1: Aug 25 - Sept. 8: Read Ch 1, Ch 2 & Appendix A "Business Research Requests and Proposals (with sample RFP)

Hw 11 Assigned Nov. 21
** Reading Assignment, Nov. 21 to Dec. 1
** Final report sections and template, due Nov. 24
** First draft of final project report, Dec. 8
* Final report and PPT slide due Dec. 15, Thursday, before 5PM
* Final Project Presentation, Dec. 15, 6 PM to 8:45 PM

Hw 10 Assigned Nov. 14, due Nov. 21

Hw 9 - Sampling Methods, Sample Size; and Survey Research, due 11/10

*Hw 8 - Final Project Progress Report and Survey Questionarries, due 11/3
*Hw 7 - Final Project Progress Report, due 10/27
*Mid-Term Project (Research Proposal): Aassigned 9/30, due 10/13 before 5 PM
*Hw Assignment 5
: Aassigned 9/23, due 9/29 before 5 PM (Two-person per team)
*Hw Assignment 4: Aassigned 9/16, due 9/22 before 5 PM (Two-person per team)
*Hw Assignment 3: Aassigned 9/9, due 9/15 before 5 PM (Two-person per team)
* Quiz 1 on Ch 1 & 2 - Sept. 8
Hw Assignment 1: assigned 8/25, due 9/1 before 5PM as an email attachment

 

Term Project 

 
References  

Announcement

Thanksgiving Holiday: Nov. 23-27

 

Email Paul Lin lin@ipfw.edu or pilin@purdue.edu

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