Getting started tonight• WIDE-EMU! WIDE-EMU!• Calendar updates• Don’t forget the Basic Course HSR!• Comments on faculty interviews coming...• How is the progress report challenge going?
Experimental Research Krause’s presentation example
Experimental Research• More on MacNealy • Type 1 vs Type II errors and signiﬁcance (96-97) • Interval and ratio variables and surveys (100-1)• A Krause story about statistical counseling
Experimental Research• More on Hillocks • What do you think of the experiment? • What do you think about the controls? • What about the scoring system? • What about the results (PS, remember this was done in 1979)
Experimental Research• Why don’t comp/rhet people do much experimental research nowadays? • (Maybe they should...) • Costs, especially relative to gains • Math • The nature of writing... • Reliability versus validity
Conferences & Posters• Why go to a conference in the ﬁrst place? • Scholarship • Learning from others • Networking and/or “entering the parlor” • They’re fun
Conferences & Posters• Building off the tips from the readings • Regional, topic-oriented, national conferences • Conference themes do (and don’t) matter • Format matters • Proposals should be clear, direct, short, and have a “plan”
Conferences & Posters• Posters are (relatively) new to our ﬁeld• Great way to “get into” presenting at a conference and/or Grad Research Fair• Using PowerPoint to make them...
How this ﬁgures into the class• Final poster presentation (or....)• Last day of class, December 8• Also due then will be your “major deliverable” for the Project Portfolio