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IAT 834 Mixed Methods in Design Research

Winter 2017 Course Schedule

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Week 1

Topic Required Reading

Thurs Jan 5 2017

Room: SUR 2990

 

No Class meeting this week. You should start required readings and look at Assignment 1. Come prepared for class next week to talk about topics under Week 2.

Read: Creswell, J.W. Research Design: Qual, Quant, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2013, 4th edition) Chapter 1 [this is the core text for course].

Extra: Read Creswell & Clark's Mixed Methods Research, (2007), Chapter 1 [library reserve].

If this is your second research methods course, this material should be a review.

If this is your first research methods course, you should do all the readings in both Creswell (2013) and Creswell & Clark (2007).

Week 2 Topic Preparation and Reading

Thurs Jan 12

 

[1] Introduction

Overview of course and course work.The course covers topics in epistemology, research design, design based research and mixed method approaches. It is intended as a second or third research methods course and readings will be geared to this level.

Text: Creswell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, Sage, 2013, fourth edition.

Recommended: Creswell & Clark, Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research, Sage, 2007. [on reserve]

Course Outline

[2] Concepts in Design-based Research

Discussion of terms: paradigm, epistemology, ontology, methodology etc.

[3] Research proposal assignment -- 1. Defining your Research Topic.

Prepare for Class: Research topic -- have one. A topic of study usually involves specification of people (who?), doing some activity (what?), with a form of interactive technology (more what?) in a context (where?). For example, "My topic investigates designing to support children living in poverty (who), learning to self-regulate their emotions (activity/what), using an EEG headset and simple mind-full games on an adroid tablet (tech/more what), at the Nepal House Kaski school in Nepal (where). That's the level of detail you are after. Come to class with a print out of your first try at a topic specification like this.

Research paradigms in HCI: Steve Harrison, Phoebe Sengers, and Deborah Tatar. 2011. Making epistemological trouble: Third-paradigm HCI as successor science. Interact. Comput. 23, 5 (September 2011), 385-392. DOI=10.1016/j.intcom.2011.03.005

 

Week 3 Topic Required Reading

Thurs Jan 19

 

Paradigm Wars: Positivism vs. Constructivism and along came Pragmatism.

Measuring humans: Concepts, constructs and variables.

Research proposal -- Assign 2. The Literature Review as a foundation for research design.

How to do an annotation.

Review assignment 1.

 

Prepare for Class: Answer -- What is positivism? What is constructivism? What are the flaws of each paradigm wrt design research? How does pragmatism shore up? (hint: look beyond the readings). 1000 words max. Bring a print out.:

Read: Creswell, J.W. Research Design: Qual, Quant, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2013) Chapters 2 & 3

Extra: Read Creswell & Clark's Mixed Methods Research, (2007), Chapter 2.

Assign 2 : Start to compile a list of key articles related to your research topic. Bring an article print out to class.

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Week 4 Topic Required Reading

Thurs Jan 26

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No Class

Work on Assignment 3 [see below] and readings for next two weeks.

Next few weeks reading

Read: Creswell (2013) Chapter 4: Ethics sections only, Chapter 5: Introductions and Chapter 6: Purpose Statements.

Week 5 Topic Required Reading

Thurs Feb 3

 

.Logic: inference, deduction, induction

Strategies of Inquiry: Quant, Qual, Mixed and associated methodologies

Strategies of Inquiry in Design Research + history of the field

Check in assignment 2. Lit review peer review.

Research proposal -- Assign 3. Introductions --> What's the problem and why is it important? Examples.

Problem framing exercise.

Strategies of Inquiry check in.

There's a lot to do for this class -- start in advance!

Creswell (2013) Chapter 5: Introductions

Prepare for Class: Design research can fall under scientific, social science, humanities or art & design practice strategies of inquiry. How are each different? What are strengths and weakness of each? Which would you choose for your research topic and why. Bring a print out to class.

Prepare for Class: Be prepared to talk about the problem you will be studying and justify why it's important.

Week 6 Topic Required Reading

Thurs Feb 9

Ethics | What to consider

ORE Presentation

Purpose statement (This is part of Assign 3: Introductions posted above).

Assignment: Research proposal -- 9. Ethical Issues in Data Collection [we're doing this at this point in course b/c of ORE timing]

 

Read: Creswell (2013) Chapter 4: Ethics sections only

Read: Creswell (2013) Chapter 6.

 

Prepare for Class: Write a draft of your purpose statement. Bring print out to class. Be sure to include the justification for using a mixed methods design. Use the script from Creswell if that helps.

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Week 7 Topic Required Reading

Feb 16

Reading week -- READ!!!!

How to create knowledge in design research:

READ: Fallman, Why research-oriented design isn't design-oriented research. Proceedings of Nordes: Nordic Design Research Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005).

Friedman, Creating design knowledge: from research into practice

Buchanan, Strategies of Inquiry in Design Research

For next lecture -- Dix et al. Human Computer Interaction

Also Finish Creswell (2013) Chapter 1-6

Extra Read: Creswell & Clark's Mixed Methods Research, (2007), Chapters 4, 5.

 

Week 8 Topic Required Reading

Feb 23

 

Approaches to Design Evaluation

Research proposal -- Assign 4. Research questions and hypotheses. (Part I)

.Continue to work on your critique of another student's problem framing.

 

 

 

 

Prepare for Class: Write a draft of your quant and qual research questions (we'll do mixed methods questions in two weeks in Part II). Bring print out to class.

Read: Creswell (2013) Chapters 4 (writing sections) and 7

If unfamiliar with evaluation methods for interfaces, read a section on interface design evaluation in any undergrad Interaction Design text:

  • Dix et al. Human Computer Interaction
  • Preece et al. Interaction Design
  • Stone et al. User Interface Design and Evaluation
  • Benyon, et al. Designing Interactive Systems

Extra: Read Creswell & Clark's Mixed Methods Research, (2007), Chapter 3.

Week 9 Topic Required Reading

March 2

 

Types of Mixed Methods Designs

 

Research proposal -- 4. Research questions and hypotheses. (Part II)

 

Prepare for Class:Write a draft of your mixed methods research questions. Be sure to include the justification for using a mixed methods design.

Read: Creswell (2013) Chapters 8, 9 and 10.

Extra Read: Creswell & Clark's Mixed Methods Research, (2007), Chapters 4, 5

Week 10 Topic Required Reading

March 9

 

Role of Theory in Design Research

Research proposal -- 5. Role of Theory in Design Research.

Validity, Reliability & Triangulation in Design Research

Research proposal -- 6.Definitions, (De)Limitations and Signficance.

Introduce presentations on empirical mixed methods design research study.

 

 

 

Presentation -- submit preliminary paper choices. Work in pairs.

Read: Creswell (2013) Chapter 3.

Rogers, New Theoretical Approaches for HCI

Friedman, Theory construction in design
research: criteria: approaches, and
methods.

Morse et al. Verification strategies for establishing reliability and validity in qualitative research, International Journal of Qualitative Methods 1, 2, (2002).

 

Week 11 Topic Required Reading

March 16

 

 

 

From empircal result to design knowledge -- crossing the gap with rigor (vs leaping!)

Presentations: Deconstructing papers on empirical mixed methods design research + example paper Fan et al. 2017 Why Tangibility Matters: A Design Case Study of At-Risk Children Learning to Read and Spell, In Proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017) ACM, in press.

Presentations: How to do a good presentation!

Quiz review.

 

Readings on design knowledge from READING WEEK.

 

Read example Fan et al CHI 2017 paper for presentation example.

 

Week 12 Topic Required Reading

March 23

 

Remote Quiz 9:30 - 11:30 (by email).

No formal lecture.

 

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No reading. Work on presentations and proposals.

Week 13 Topic Required Reading

March 30

 

Data Collection Methods Overview

Research proposal -- 7. Quant Data Collection.

Research proposal -- 8. Qual Data Collection

Video Coding (from qual to quant)

 

 

Finish Creswell (2013) all chapters.

Work on presentations and associated readings.

Note: papers will be emailed out. Please read for class next week.

 

Week 14 Topic Required Reading

April 6

 

Case Analysis Presentations

Presentation guidelines and Grading Rubric

Case Analysis Presentations

This week we start analysis of mixed methods design research. One paper is presented by each pair of students as assigned/discussed with instruction. Here's where the course should really come together for you and prepare you to finish your proposal.

Student pair 1: Maha & Narges

Student pair 2: Denise

Student pair 3: Elgin & Jeff

Student pair 4: Ted and Duc-Minh

Student pair 5: Abraham and Sunny

Student pair 6: Mia and Varshita

Readings for ALL presentations

Week 15 Topic Required Reading

April 13

 

Revised Research Proposal Due today at noon.

Hand in paper version to Antle mailbox in SIAT main office on Podium 2.

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