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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - RED7315

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Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): We are changing the hours to variable. We are limiting the course to doctoral students in Literacy Studies.
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5203 2015-03-02
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education & Literacy Studies ED 172100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jenifer Schneider 9741057 jschneid@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    RED 7315 Survey of Literacy Research Methods

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times?

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Literacy Research Methods
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Students will survey current methods used in literacy research. Students will determine standards of quality and employ data collection and analysis techniques to address literacy research questions.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    We need to offer this course to provide our students with additional research experiences within the field of literacy.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 1 time

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in Reading or Literacy Studies

    Faculty member in Literacy Studies

    Research publications


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Read, evaluate, and discuss current research methodologies used to investigate literacy

    processes and products.

    2. Read, evaluate, and discuss exemplars that represent various methodologies.

    3. Design and conduct research using current literacy methodologies.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Review and critique selected research articles. 25%

    a. In addition to the readings in the text, students will review and critique additional research exemplars that represent the use of various literacy research methodologies. The reviews must include:

    i. Identification of the research questions/purpose.

    ii. Step-by-step procedures for the analyses.

    iii. Data samples.

    2. Methods Practice (25%):

    a. Students will analyze and interpret real data using various methodological techniques used in literacy research.

    3. Pilot Research Project (50%):

    a. The students will conduct a mini-research project using various literacy research methods. Students will identify research questions, select appropriate methods or techniques, collect and analyze data.

    b. The goals are for students to understand the type of data that is collected from particular methodologies, to reduce data, to analyze data, and to construct a text that communicates what the data reveal.

    c. The written report will include an introduction, a brief analysis of any relevant previous research, a clear presentation of the proposed research methods, a review of findings, and a discussion.

    C. Major Topics

    Overview of Literacy Research: Methodologies, Learned Societies, and Publications

    Applications of Case Study Designs in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Correlational Designs in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Affective Instrumentation in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Survey Research in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Discourse Analysis in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Formative and Design Experiments in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Verbal Protocols in Literacy Studies

    Data Collection

    Applications of Historical Research in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Neuro-imaging in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Meta-Analyses in Literacy Studies

    Applications of Ethnographic Research in Literacy Studies

    Issues of Implementation and Analysis Across Methodologies

    D. Textbooks

    Duke, N. & Mallette, M. (Eds.) (2011). Literacy research methodologies (2nd ed). New York: Guilford Press.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    The Duke & Mallette text includes an overview of various research methodologies and a listing of research articles that serve as exemplars of each method. Additional readings from the following literacy research journals will be used to supplement the text: Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Literacy Research, Scientific Studies of Reading, Written Communication and other research journals that publish literacy research.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1. Review and critique selected research articles. 25%

    a. In addition to the readings in the text, students will review and critique additional research exemplars that represent the use of various literacy research methodologies. The reviews must include:

    i. Identification of the research questions/purpose.

    ii. Step-by-step procedures for the analyses.

    iii. Data samples.

    2. Methods Practice (25%):

    a. Students will analyze and interpret real data using various methodological techniques used in literacy research.

    3. Pilot Research Project (50%):

    a. The students will conduct a mini-research project using various literacy research methods. Students will identify research questions, select appropriate methods or techniques, collect and analyze data.

    b. The goals are for students to understand the type of data that is collected from particular methodologies, to reduce data, to analyze data, and to construct a text that communicates what the data reveal.

    c. The written report will include an introduction, a brief analysis of any relevant previous research, a clear presentation of the proposed research methods, a review of findings, and a discussion.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1. Review and critique selected research articles. 25%

    a. In addition to the readings in the text, students will review and critique additional research exemplars that represent the use of various literacy research methodologies. The reviews must include:

    i. Identification of the research questions/purpose.

    ii. Step-by-step procedures for the analyses.

    iii. Data samples.

    2. Methods Practice (25%):

    a. Students will analyze and interpret real data using various methodological techniques used in literacy research.

    3. Pilot Research Project (50%):

    a. The students will conduct a mini-research project using various literacy research methods. Students will identify research questions, select appropriate methods or techniques, collect and analyze data.

    b. The goals are for students to understand the type of data that is collected from particular methodologies, to reduce data, to analyze data, and to construct a text that communicates what the data reveal.

    c. The written report will include an introduction, a brief analysis of any relevant previous research, a clear presentation of the proposed research methods, a review of findings, and a discussion.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Assignments must be submitted on time. Late work will not be accepted more than one week beyond the due date.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Concentration in Literacy Studies


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    NA



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