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Introduction to IT Master Papers at UNI


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Introduction to IT Master Papers at UNI

  1. 1. Dr. Leigh Zeitz
  2. 2. Why do we Assign Masters Papers? <ul><li>Bring it all together </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize what you have learned </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Experience in Higher-Order Thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Final product where you synthesize information from multiple sources </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The Basis of Writing <ul><li>Learning is based upon what you know to be true </li></ul><ul><li>Writing is the process of telling someone else what you have learned. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Basis of Writing <ul><ul><li>You must convince others that what you “know to be true” is TRUE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieved by citing accepted research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once you have effectively laid the premise, you can add your own observations </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. UNI Paper Options <ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal Article </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Literature Review <ul><li>Identify and solve a problem by analyzing information from appropriate sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis and Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusions and Recommendations </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Project Report <ul><li>Completing a creative project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotated Bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literary Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved, creative standards </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Project Report <ul><li>Sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction (w/Lit Review) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusions and Recommendations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Original Research <ul><li>Report on quantitative/qualitative study </li></ul><ul><li>Sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of the Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Action Research <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe participants, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruments, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and design. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methodology, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research review </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Action Research <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outcomes of your intervention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  12. 12. Common Parts to All Papers <ul><li>Title Page </li></ul><ul><li>Approval Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul>
  13. 13. Journal Article <ul><li>Write an authentic journal article </li></ul><ul><li>Directed at a specific journal </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluated based upon Writer’s Guidelines of the periodical. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Journal Article <ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure Writer’s Guidelines for a Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Chapters 1, 3, and 5 in Writing for Publication in Reading and Language Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure Advisor’s approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write paper according to the guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit 250-word abstract and copy of Guidelines with final article. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thesis <ul><ul><li>Similar to a doctoral dissertation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify a committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with them to refine your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a proposal for your paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do your research and write your paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present your paper to the committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All committee members must pass your paper </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Non-Thesis <ul><ul><li>Identify a 1st reader – Decide on Topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify a 2nd reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your first draft to your first reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First reader reads and responds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue submit/respond cycle until done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your paper to your 2 nd reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second reader reads and responds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue submit/respond cycle until done </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Questions?