Computation, Organizations & Society Lab
The following schedule and descriptions are
tentative and therefore subject to change.
Throughout the semester, the
information will be updated.
|1||9/5||The need for contextually appropriate technology;
Interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary research.
Thursday: Student lab
[References: Chapter 1, Lecture 1, Lab 1]
|2||9/11||Preparing oneself; Disciplinary pride and prejudice;
Assuming responsibility for research.
[References: Chapter 2, Lecture 2]
Lab 2: "What's A Discipline?"
Tuesday: Student lab
[References: Lab 2]
|4||9/25||Traditional views of the research process; Scientific writing;
Iterative design and usability testing.
[References: Chapter 3, Lecture 3a, Lab 3]
|5||10/2||Relating scientific writing and research to improve both
[References: Chapter 3, Lecture 3b]
|6||10/9||Constructing a database to support transdisciplinary research
[References: Online database, Lecture 3c, Lab 4]
|7||10/16||Transdisciplinary plucking; Survey Papers
[References: Lecture 4a]
Mining for the "best" papers
[References: Lab 5, Student Papers Found]
|9||10/30||The Technology Dialectics Model; Infusing stakeholder interests into the research process
[References: Lecture 4b]
Lab 6: "Naturalistic Observation"
Special Session on Friday: Student lab
[References: Lab 6]
|11||11/13||Scientific research methods: naturalistic observation,
survey, interview, experimentation
[References: Lecture 5]
|12||11/27||Substantiating claims; Citation; Plagiarism; Extended problem statements
[References: Lecture 6]
|13||12/4||Constructing "Provably" Appropriate Technology
[References: Lecture 7]
|12/18||NO Final Exam. Final Paper due. Presentations in January.||Final Paper!|
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