URBP 298A Information


URBP 298A Syllabus - Spring 2016 [PDF] 



Class Meeting Times for Fall 2016

(Subject to Change with Notice)

The class will meet on Tues. evenings in (TBA) 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM.  The meeting dates will be August 30th, September 13th, September 20th, and October 11th.



Assignments for Spring 2016

Research Proposal

Research Proposal Assignment Guidelines 

Here are some sample proposals written by URBP 298 students that will give you some ideas on how to construct your own: Billing example [PDF], McDonald example [PDF], and Bowyer example [PDF].

IRB Application

See the course syllabus for more information.

IRB example from Professor Kos [PDF], which uses the current template.

Other examples include:  Salazar example [PDF], Nixon example [PDF], Mathur example [PDF], and Agrawal example [PDF]. Please note that these IRB proposals do not use the current IRB formatting and should only be consulted for ideas regarding language to describe certain research procedures (e.g. the Agrawal example gives an excellent structure for interview guides). Please review the Graduate Studies website for the most up-to-date information on formatting.

Literature Review Assignment

Literature Review Assignment Guidelines

Here are well-developed literature reviews written by prior 298 students that may give you ideas of how to construct your own literature review: Carvalho example [PDF] and Anonymous example [PDF]

Draft Report Sections Assignment

Draft Report Sections Assignment Guidelines



Key Due Dates for Spring 2016


1. Draft Research Proposal 2/15/16
2. Final Research Proposal 3/7/16
3. IRB Application 3/21/16
4. Draft Literature Review 4/4/16
5. Final Literature Review 4/25/16
6. Draft Report Sections 5/16/16




Class Meeting Handouts for Spring 2016

(Subject to Change with Notice)


February 1, 2016 - Class 1 (Hilary Nixon)

February 15, 2016 - Class 2 (Kevin Fang)


February 22, 2016 - Class 3 (Hilary Nixon)

March 14, 2016 - Class 3 (Ginette Wessel)

April 18, 2016 - Class 5 (Ginette Wessel)



Sample URBP 298 Reports


See the URBP 298 reports that have received an honors designation here. 

A list of the titles of all URBP 298 reports completed since December 2002 is here.