Daniel F. Jacoby
Develops advanced technical skills in policy research methods. Topics may include various qualitative and quantitative methods of research.
The purpose of this class is to help you produce a capstone proposal get your capstone project started on a solid footing. Almost, the entire objective of this class is to help you anticipate and understand the research process. The secondary objective (which is actually part of the research process) is to develop a learn to give honest but constructive feedback and to grow a thick skin over vulnerable egos.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Each class will require you to bring a minimum of 5 new pages that address specific aspects of your proposal. In addition, you should rework the previous pages in light of suggestions or new findings.
The class will learn to deepen their research prowess by critiquing each other's work.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments Each week you will be asked to provide at leat 5 new pages of material towards your capstone proposal and appropriate revisions of earlier work. I
Students start with a 2.5. You will earn up to three tenths of a point for each week following the 6/22 date based upon the following criteria: .1 Submitting written work to BB as required .1 Providing appropriate in-class critiques .1 Successfully addressing concerns raised in previous week.
For this last element, at the end of each class you will need to formulate and post written goals based on the critiques you have heard and agreed with in class or through written feedback.