Professor John W. Sell
The word colloquium comes from two Latin words
"speaking together." Within the context of Junior IS at
our Junior IS Colloquium seeks to establish a dialogue between the
members of our group that is designed to facilitate the sharing of
information and constructive criticism designed to improve the
of your Junior IS research. In this process, it is important
you to be actively engaged in your own work and in evaluating the
of others. Thus, you are expected to submit your work in a
way for the review of others in the group and to react
The end result of this semester's work should be a Senior IS
prospectus containing a detailed theoretical discussion
a conceptual hypothesis, a literature review chapter which
summarizes and integrates empirical literature that is relevant to
hypothesis, and a research proposal which outlines operational
variables and sources of data. Under most circumstances,
prospectus will form
the basis for your Senior IS. Our group sessions will help
this process by providing timely feedback on your work. I
from time to time offer additional written feedback on your
Our colloquium sessions meet MW
12:00 - 12:50pm. You are
expected to arrive promptly and to arrive prepared.
are presenting on a given day, you are expected to have your
in our shared folder no later than 48 hours prior to your
(e.g., by noon on Monday for a Wednesday presentation).
to do so will reduce your participation grade.
A timetable and syllabus for our Colloquium is shown
separately. Course materials will be distributed
through the online wiki .
In" in the upper right-hand corner of the window and enter your
username/password as requested. Then select, "Professor
Course Materials" from the list on the left and, after that,
"Econ. and Buec. Colloquium" (our course). This will take
a page that displays links for four articles referenced in the
syllabus. Further instructions on how to use our wiki will
given the first day of class.
Office Hours and Contact Methods
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last update16 February 2012 by Jws.