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Week 1:
Introductions and Social Science Research Methods

M 10/2

  • buy the Writing 109SS Course Reader
  • read Hunt, "The World of Social Research (also available online at http://eres.library.ucsb.edu--look up "sorapure"; the password is "gold")


W 10/4

  • read Gross & Acquisti, "Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks"
  • read St. John, "When Information Becomes T.M.I."


Week 2: Theory and Practice

M 10/9

  • read Milgram, "The Familiar Stranger: An Aspect of Urban Anonymity"
  • read Paulos & Goodman, "The Familiar Stranger: Anxiety, Comfort, and Play in Public Places"


W 10/11

  • read Rosen, "Our Cell Phones, Ourselves"
  • write a brief (1-paragraph) description of a possible research project based on one or more of Rosen's ideas


Week 3: Designing Research Projects

M 10/16

  • read Gergen, "The Self in the Age of Information"
  • write a brief (1-paragraph) description of a possible research project based on one or more of Gergen's ideas


W 10/18

  • write a brief (1-paragraph) overview of the research project you intend to propose


Week 4: Secondary Research

M 10/23: class meets in Rincon lab (Phelps 1518)


W 10/25: class meets in Rincon lab (Phelps 1518)

  • write a complete draft of your Research Project Proposal, and bring two (2) copies of it to class on 10/30


Week 5: Research Proposals and Implementation

M 10/30

  • complete your Research Project Proposal


W 11/1 DUE: RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL

  • read Rainie, “Pew Internet Project Data Memo on Cell Phone Use”


Week 6: Research Instruments

M 11/6

  • begin collecting data for your research project


W 11/8

  • continue collecting data for your research project

Week 7: Résumé Writing

M 11/13

  • write a draft of your résumé and bring two (2) copies to class on 11/15


W 11/15

  • complete your résumé



Week 8: Interpreting Data

M 11/20


W 11/22

  • complete the résumé
  • write a draft of the Methods section of your Project Report and bring two (2) copies to class on 11/27


Week 9: Writing the Report

M 11/27 DUE: RÉSUMÉ

  • write a draft of the Results section of your Project Report and bring two (2) copies to class on 11/29


W 11/29

  • write a draft of the Discussion seciton of your Project Report and bring two (2) copies to class on 12/4


Week 10: Finishing!

M 12/4

  • write a complete draft of your Project Report and bring one (1) copy of it to class on 12/6


W 12/6

  • complete your Project Report

F 12/8 DUE: PROJECT REPORT