Research Project Management University of Tsukuba
In this course, students will learn about management of their research projects, focusing on the planning, outline construction and details therein in line with the stated aims and objectives of the project.
Students will be engaged in achieving the research proposal outline by learning the theory and mindset of doing research-the research process, by the end of the course.
Students will be expected to have successfully completed their BA/BSc degree prior to enrolment in this course.
1. Grading philosophy: PRESENCE AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION (POSITIVE BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING FOLLOW UP WHEN IN DOUBT) IN CLASS IS A REQURIEMENT FOR GRADING =70%2. How does the assignment affect the grading?: 30% OF THE GRADE3. Method of taking attendance: CLASSROOM PRESENCE (ONLINE INCLUDED)
1. Type of the class: HYBRID OF OTHERS 2. If online, I) Asynchronous or Synchronous: BOTHII) Method: POWERPOINT SLIDES AND PDFsIII) Tool to be used, TEAMS, Zoom, or etc.: ZOOM3. How to distribute materials for the class: E-MAIL4. Assignment informationI) Quantity: 1 REPORT AT THE END OF THE CLASS II) Details: REPORT CONSISTS OF STUDENTS RESEARCH PROPOSAL BY A POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONIII) Who to submit: CLASS INSTRUCTORIV) Due date: WITHIN 1-WEEK AFTER END OF THE CLASSDay 1:Pre-LECTURE ORIENTATION: The BRICKLAYER: Who are YOU and What is your INTEREST? EXAMPLE RESEARCH PROJECT = October 2nd = 08:40 AMDay 2: General introduction to research, graduate research, researcher! Scientific Writing and Critical Thinking and the HOT TOPIC - Time to think and write down IDEAS-PREPARATION = October 2nd = 12:15 PM Days 3 and 4: THE HOT TOPIC: PRESENTATION - Let’s talk about it ？ what is your interest? ？ PRESENT it in 5 minutes or so - each and DISCUSSION, and towards Day 10 --- October 9th = 08:40 AM & = 12:15 PMDay 5: HONESTY and ETHICS: STEPS in PARALLEL to the Research Project Planning = October 16th = 08:40 AMDay 6: LITERATURE REVIEW: STEPS in PARALLEL to the Research Project Planning =October 16th = 12:15 PMDay 7: PART I: The RESEARCH THEORY and PRACTICE -1 = October 23rd = 08:40 AMDay 8: PART I: The RESEARCH THEORY and PRACTICE -2 = October 23rd = 12:15 PMDay 9: PART I: The RESEARCH THEORY and PRACTICE -3 = October 30th = 08:40 AMDay 10: PRESENTING your DRAFT RESEARCH PROPOSAL PRESENTATION - Let’s talk about it, and towards Days 18 and 19 = October 30th = 12:15 PMDay 11: PART II: The MAIN RESEARCH METHODS-1 = November 6th = 08:40 AMDay 12: PART II: The MAIN RESEARCH METHODS-2 = November 6th = 12:15 PMDay 13: PART II: The MAIN RESEARCH METHODS-3 = November 13th = 08:40 AMDay 14: PART II: The MAIN RESEARCH METHODS-4 = November 13th = 12:15 PMDay 15: PART III: Preparing the RESEARCH PROPOSAL= November 20th = 08:40 AMDay 16: PART IV: The RESEARCH PROJECT CHECKLIST = November 20th = 12:15 PMDay 17: PART V: Writing the MASTER’s THESIS = November 27th = 08:40 AMDay 18: PART V: Writing the MASTER’s THESIS = November 27th = 12:15 PMDay 19: RESEARCH PLAN PRESENTATION ？ 5 minutes each, including Q&A = December 4th = 08:40 AMDay 20:RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGEMENT ？ GENERAL DISCUSSION & FEEDBACK = December 18th = 08:40 AMFollow Up - Students can take appointment (GSI 403, Rakwal) and discuss any research project design and management issues. # GUEST SPEAKERS- tbd
Online Course Requirement
Sincerity, timeliness, concentrated effort to learning and active participation in the presentation and discussion. Self-interest and developeing yoru individual research projects and follow-up is a key.
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