158.799 RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT 1.
Read and Summarize a model academic paper

 

This assignment is done individually. The goal is to read a research paper that connects some construct to another.

 

Using the Massey Library online resources, e.g. the ACM Digital Library, select a full research paper that you like, from a recognized IT journal or conference, preferably one that you think could be a good model for the sort of research you plan to do in your project.
Note: It must gather some data and analyze it, not be just an opinion piece.

 

If not sure it is a good research paper, check with your lecturer.

 

Read it carefully and summarize the paper by answering the following questions clearly, in a single page or less (not counting the abstract).

Use the following headings:

1.     Title. Give the title.

2.     Topic. What is/are the main topic construct(s) or dependent variable(s)?
For one, give its:

a.      Name

b.     Definition

c.      Some values it can take.

d.     Why it is important

3.     Constructs. What is/are the main proposed causal constructs or independent variables?
For one, give its:

a.      Name

b.     Definition

c.      Some values it can take.

d.     Why it could affect the topic construct

4.     Conclusions. What are the main conclusions of the paper?
State it using the above variable/constructs.

5.     Reference. Give the Reference of the paper in APA format.

Deliverable Submit in class on the due date:

1.     A printed report, of about one page or so.

2.     A printed full copy of the paper you referenced.

3.     Give a 1-3 slide presentation of 2-4 and answer any questions