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Research Methods II

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 6773
Section Number
RADS 6773
Semester
Fall 2014
Days & Times

Online

Professor
Dr. Kevin R. Clark (view Profile)
Course Objectives

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Complete a substantial scholarly research paper on an approved topic of interest in Radiologic Sciences (review of literature, survey, or other original research).
2. Prepare a personal reflection.

Course Expectations

Course Overview: This advanced level course explores appropriate research processes as students complete a Radiologic Sciences research project and produce a substantial scholarly paper. It provides opportunities for the critical analysis of published research and requires students to create their own contributions to the body of professional literature. This course also requires students to provide a personal reflection of the research experience.

Grading Standards

Evaluation:
Outline with References 20%
Scholarly Paper 50%

Personal Reflection 20%
Class Participation 10%

 

Grade Scale:
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 - 60
F = 59 and below

Submission Format Policy

Papers should be submitted electronically as email attachments using the following guidelines:
 IBM compatible format (not MAC)
 Word 97 or newer version
 Times New Roman or other typical legible font (not Courier) (10 or 12 point for bulk of text)
 1” margins on all sides
 Double-spaced
 Standard Radiologic Sciences Department Cover Page


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Due dates are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with established due dates may result in a grade reduction.
The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm October 27, 2014. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course. In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted. If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until ninety (90) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements. If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F.”

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Online

Other Policies

Administrative Process:
Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the section instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:
Graduate Coordinator / Department Chair – Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
College Dean – Dr. James Johnston (940-397-4594)
Dean of Students – Matthew Parks (940-397-7500)

Honor System: RADS 6773 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the 2012-2014 Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of the MSRS Program are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts and module notebooks, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
Specific components of RADS 6773 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared. These components include the outline with references, the scholarly paper, and the self-reflection. Students SHOULD NOT share their efforts in ANY WAY (including but not limited to discussion, electronic files, print copies, notes, etc.).
When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting that they have abided by this rule. By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to detect plagiarism.

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. If a student is found to have committed academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) may be given for the paper, quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

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