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October 13 class

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    • 1. 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?
    • 2. Experimental Research Krause’s presentation example
    • 3. 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
    • 4. 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)
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Conferences & Posters• Why go to a conference in the first place? • Scholarship • Learning from others • Networking and/or “entering the parlor” • They’re fun
    • 7. 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”
    • 8. 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...
    • 9. 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

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