ADE/CHD/EDU/PSE (CP) 6691, On-line Course Overview

This page is for those students unfamiliar with web-based TSUM distance-education courses. To help you get around in this web site, you should know about links. Any text you see on this research course web site that is underlined and colored (other than black) is called a link. Usually, blue underlined links are those you have not yet visited by you, while red underlined links are ones you have previously visited. These colors may be different on your browser depending on the settings (preferences) you can set. Placing your mouse cursor on a link will cause the cursor to turn from an "arrow" to a "pointing hand" -- this tells you you're on a hyperlink. Clicking the left mouse button (referred to as a "click" from now on), will send you wherever the link leads. It may be more text, a picture, a movie, an email address, or another web site. When you are ready to return to the original starting page, you can "backup" by clicking on your browser's BACK button at the top of the browser screen.

Another kind of link is an image (or picture). Some images will have distinct colored borders around them (usually blue), which indicates they are links, some may not. Whether or not there is a border, you can always identify a linked image by simply moving your mouse cursor over it. If the arrow cursor changes to a small pointing hand, then the image is a link to something else. You can activate an image link just like a text link described above -- by clicking on it with the left mouse button.

Time-independent Components

World Wide Web-based course material
All lesson materials are posted in the "Lesson Library" section of the CEP 6691 On-line Library.

You must email assignments (bonus questions and final research proposal paper) to the instructor on or before their scheduled due dates.

Traditional course materials
The course textbook and supplementary materials listed below are required for this course. They are all available for sale through the TSUM Bookstore on the ground floor of Whitley Hall. Materials MUST be purchased before the first week of the course (see the current TSUM course schedule for dates.)

Text Book:

Joyce P. Gall, M.D. Gall, Walter R. Borg (1998). Applying Educational Research, Fifth Edition, New York: Longman Inc.

Supplementary (Required) Books:

  1. Renckly, Thomas R. Guide to Designing and Conducting Social Science Research

  2. A booklet of supplementary handouts .. referred to in the Course Schedule and various course lessons as the Supplemental Book or SB.

The course instructor can be reached via email at the Troy University Montgomery Campus. A listing of email addresses for all students currently enrolled in this on-line course will be made available shortly after the beginning of the course. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the instructor during the course to discuss course-related issues. Students may also contact each other to discuss course-related issues.

Time-dependent Components

Advisement, Counselling, Tutoring
Students who wish to consult with their academic advisors during the quarter should contact them via telephone or email for an appointment. A listing of TSUM faculty can be found as a link on the Troy University Montgomery Campus Home Page. Students who want additional instruction/tutoring on a variety of subjects should contact the Troy University Montgomery Campus Gene Elrod Success Center on the fifth floor of Whitley Hall.