Mondays 1:00 - 4:00 SSC 2322E
|W||Date||Topic||Reading||Student Seminar Facilitator/Leaders|
|1||Jan.8||Organizational Class Meeting||please fill out this survey||students will select a presentation session|
|2||Jan. 15||Paradigms||P1 Opener
|3||Jan. 22||Feminist Approaches/Standpoint Methodology||Ch 3, readings||Drew|
|4||Jan 29||Mixed Methods||Ch4, Ch5||Chloe|
|5||Feb. 5||In-Depth Interviewing||Ch9, readings||Haitao|
|6||Feb. 12||Participatory Action Research||readings||Angela|
|7||Feb 19||READING WEEK|
|8||Feb. 26||Ethnography and Grounded Theory||Ch20, Ch23, Prus 1997||Parveen|
|9||Mar. 5||Discourse and Text Analysis||P3 Opener,
|10||Mar. 12||Qualitative Rigour and the Role for "Counting"||readings
|11||Mar. 19||JAMIE AWAY|
|12||Mar. 26||Interpretation, Coding and Computer-Assisted Data Analysis||Ch25, reading||Jamie Away, Nvivo webinar demo|
|13||Apr. 2||EASTER MONDAY|
|14||Apr. 9||Ethics||Ch24, readings||Elana|
|No meetings February 19, March 19, and April 2 2018.|
Paper - 45%
Seminar Presenation - 30%
Participation/Weekly Assignments - 25%
For a full description of assignments and exams please click here.
Additional readings: Some sessions will include additional readings (see schedule). Most of these readings are available through journals to which UWO has free on-line subscriptions, but we will have space in the Resources section of Owl to share these readings too.
Substitute readings?: If you have a reading you would like to substitute into your session, please contact me to discuss at least a week ahead of your session. In terms of the amount of reading each week, I think we would prefer in most instances to replace an existing reading, rather than add more?
For UWO Policy on Accommodation for Medical Illness and a downloadable SMC see:
Downloadable Student Medical Certificate (SMC): http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/appeals/medicalform_15JUN.pdf
Students seeking academic accommodation on medical grounds for any missed graded course components must apply to the Academic Counselling office of their home Faculty and provide documentation. Academic accommodation cannot be granted by the instructor or department.
And now some messages from our lawyers...
If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, there are several resources here at Western to assist you. Please visit http://www.uwo.ca/uwocom/mentalhealth/ for more information on these resources and on mental health.
The Department of Geography has a zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism. If a student commits plagiarism, the instructor will assign a grade of zero to the assignment. A second instance of plagiarism is regarded as a scholastic offense and will be dealt with according to The University of Western Ontario policy for Scholastic offenses - more on our policy on plagiarism via this link. The most common offense is failing to cite properly - if you quote directly, cite the author! You do not get the benefit of the doubt (you are not presumed innocent until proven guilty) when such offenses are committed. That is, the burden of proof is reversed. Can you prove "it was an accident" (this is a rhetorical question)?
The following is an excerpt from the university secretariat: Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what constitutes a Scholastic Offence, at the following Web site: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/appeals/scholastic_discipline_undergrad.pdf
Not citing the work of others is generally the main violation - ignorance is no excuse! See next...
Unfortunately turnitin has "caught" several offenders in my classes, please do not be the next one - it is awkward for everyone involved. If you do original work and write and cite properly you have nothing to worry about. The university has provided this mandatory wording: "All required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to the commercial plagiarism detection software under license to the University for the detection of plagiarism. All papers submitted will be included as source documents in the reference database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of papers subsequently submitted to the system. Use of the service is subject to the licensing agreement, currently between The University of Western Ontario and Turnitin.com"