CRN# 11899 TECH 646

Analysis of Research in Industry &Technology

Fall 2017

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
Purdue University Fort Wayne

 

Class Materials/Activities
Date
Aug. 21, 2017
* Aug. 24 - Intro to Business/ Industry Research (Ch 1)
* Aug. 31 - (A) Into to Statisctics for solving Indutry/Business/Engineering/Technology problems (B) Ethics in Industry/Business Research (Ch 2)
* Sept. 7 - (A) Thinking Like a Researcher; (B) The Research Process: An Overview (Ch 4);(C) Commins Engine - Case Study
* Sept. 15 - (A) Ch. 4 The Research Process: An Overview, pp-76-91; (B) Ch 5. Clarifying the Research Question through Secondary Data and Exploration
* Sept 21 - (A) Student research quation review; (B) Topics on Internet of Things, (C) Ch 6. Research Design: An Overview
* Sept 28 - (A) Ch 7. Qualitative Research; (B) Case Studies (a) Data Development, Inc.,, (b) Luxus SC 430.

* Oct. 5 - (A) Ch. 8 Observation Studies; (B) Case Studies (a) Volkswagen's Beetle, (b) Goodyear's Aquatred; (C) Observation Studies/Reseach Examples
* Oct. 12 - (A) Ch. 9 Experiments; (B) Engineering Design with Comparison Expeiment (Nylon connector experiment - repeated again)
* Oct . 19 - Surveys
* Oct. 27 - Measurement
* Nov. 3 - Ch 12. Measurement Scales; Ch 13. Questionaries and Instruments
* Nov. 10 - Ch 14 Sampling, Ch 14. Appendixa: Determining Sample Size
* Nov. 20-27: Ch 15 Data Presentation and Description and Ch 16Exploring, Displaying and Examing Data
* Nov. 27-Dec.1: Hypothesis Testing
* Dec. 4 to 8: Ch 19 and Ch 20 Presenting Insights and Findings
* Dec. 14 Final Project Presentation

Reading Assignments:


* Online quiz for Ch 17. Hypothesis Testing, to be taken between from Monday 5pm, Dec. 4 to  Tuesday 11pm, Dec. 5 through Blackboard

* 1st Draft Copy of your Final Report due, Dec. 7;  Call Prof Lin to have a discussion
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Dec. 11 - Final Report and PPT slide due
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Dec. 14, Thursday at 6:00 PM, in ET 205C
Final Project Presentation & Demonstration

* Online quiz for Ch. 15 Data  Preparation and Description, to be taken between 5PM-11pm, Nov. 27 (Monday) through Blackboard
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Online quiz for Ch. 14 Measurement to be taken between 5PM-11pm, Nov. 20 (Monday) through Blackboard
* Final Project Progress Report - due Nov. 17
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Online quiz for Ch. 12 Measurement Scales and Ch 13. Quetionaries and Instruments to be taken between 5PM-11pm, Nov. 13 (Monday) through Blackboard
* Online quiz for Ch. 11 Measurement to be taken between 5PM-11pm, Nov. 6 (Monday) through Blackboard
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Mid-Term Assignment, assigned 9/29 due 11/6, Thursday, before 5 PM
Hw 6: assigned 9/29 due 10/6, Friday before 5 PM as an email attachment

* Hw 7: assigned 10/23 due 10/30
* Online quiz
for Ch. 10 Surveys to be taken between 5PM-11pm, Oct. 30(Monday) through Blackboard
*Hw 5: assigned 9/22 due 9/28 before 5 PM as an email attachment
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Hw 4: assigned 9/15 due 9/21 before 5 PM as an email attachment, also facet-to-face in class review & discussion on Sept. 21 at 6 PM
*Hw 3: assigned 9/8 due 9/14 before 5PM as an email attachment
*Hw 2: assigned 9/1 due 9/7 before 5PM as an email attachment
*Hw 1: assigned 8/24 due 8/31 before 5PM as an email attachment

 

Term Project 

 
References  

Announcement

Face-to-Face Meeting Dates: Aug. 24, Sept. 21 (Thursday), Oct. 26, Dec. 7 (Final report & presentation), from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, in Room ET 205C
Thanksgiving Holiday
: Nov. 22-26

 

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

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