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Lecture on Focus Groups

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Meredith Rolfe, , 2013, "Lecture on Focus Groups", http://opossem.org/content/lecture-focus-groups
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This lecture provides an overview of focus groups, as is intended for us as part of a survey course on qualitative or behavioral research methods.  The course incorporates instant voting technology to aid experiential learning. Students take a survey at the start of the lecture and then proceed to listen to the lecture. At the end of the lecture, students break into small group and are assigned roles to play in mini-focus groups.  They are then able to compare the results from the survey at the start of the class with what insight they gained from the focus group experience.

Multiple Regression and OLS Violations

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Meredith Rolfe, , 2013, "Multiple Regression and OLS Violations", http://opossem.org/content/multiple-regression-and-ols-violations
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grad
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undergrad

This lecture is a continuation of the introductory regression lecture also available on OPOSSEM. It introduces multiple regression and briefly reviews the common OLS violations.  As the lecture is intended for delivery to a large course, heavy use is made of IRT instant voting technology (including a competition amongst members of diferent sections.) Embedded in the lecture is an IRT based review of p values and significance tests based on published tables in articles, as students struggled to get p-values and coefficients interpreted consistently.

Introductory Lecture on Regression

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Meredith Rolfe, , 2013, "Introductory Lecture on Regression", http://opossem.org/content/introductory-lecture-regression
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CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
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grad
Level: 
undergrad

This is a very basic lecture intended for large courses.  It provides a straightforward introduction to linear regression to students without much background in mathematics. Examples are drawn from management, and relatively heavy use is made of instant response voting technology.  Note that the color coding is intended to help students focus their attention: red is "need to know" while green is "advanced, so don't worry if it doesn't make sense."  (The first file below includes only placeholders for the IRT questions in case of compability issues, the second includes the TurningPoint slides.)

Lecture on Small Quantitative Research Projects (MA, MSc, BA, BSc)

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Meredith Rolfe, , 2013, "Lecture on Small Quantitative Research Projects (MA, MSc, BA, BSc)", http://opossem.org/content/lecture-small-quantitative-research-projects-ma-msc-ba-bsc
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Lecture Notes and Slides
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CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
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grad
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undergrad

These are slides from the two hour lecture I deliver to the MSc students on how to design a quantitative dissertation.  It crams a lot into a short time slot, but is intended to provide an overview and refreasher with direct relevance to small research projects (e.g., MSc dissertation, MA thesis, BA thesis) for those with some prior exposure to reserach methods.

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