Research Methods: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Abebe Rorissa

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Basic research methods and statistics for students entering the information science professions. Covers descriptive and inferential statistics through correlation and regression; basic research process methods, quantitative and qualitative, and the creation of grant or research proposals.

Required Textbook:

Brase, C. H. & Brase, C. P. 2015. Understanding Basic Statistics, 9th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/608_Rorissa_Fa14.pdf

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The Information Environment: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Abebe Rorissa

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Provides a theoretical background for students entering the information science professions. Through guest speakers, field trips, a variety of readings, class discussion, lectures, and writing assignments, students gain knowledge of the critical themes in the field, such as information seeking, users, environments, policies, and ethics.

Required Textbook:

Bawden, D., and Robinson, L. 2012. Introduction to information science.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/601_Rorissa_Fa14.pdf

Fundamentals of XML: Spring 2012

Instructor:

Abebe Rorissa

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

Extensible Markup Language (XML) provides a standard to support automated processing across platforms and applications. Students will learn practical applications of XML, and will apply the standard to sample texts and objects.

Required Textbook:

Carey, P. 2007. New Perspectives on XML: Comprehensive, 2nd ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/cci/images/538_SP12_Rorissa.pdf