Psych 459 Fall 2004 G21

Report 1:
Monitoring My Information Behavior

 

The five tasks for Report 1 are:

TASKS

DESCRIPTION

DUE DATE

1

Registering on the Web as a Lab User and writing Section A of Report 1

Sept. 9

2

Locating two specified journal articles in electronic resources on the Web and writing Section C of Report 1

Sept. 16

3

Shopping for a specified type of mailbox on the Web and writing Section E of Report 1

Sept. 23

4

Acquiring FTP software, and creating and uploading a Home Page and writing Section F of Report 1

Sept. 30

5

Completing Report 1 and publishing it to the Web

Oct. 7

 



Task 1: Registering on the Web as a Lab User
and writing Section A of Report 1

Step 1:

Read the following instructions for Steps 1 through 4. After you understand the four steps, go to Step 2.

Step 2:

Register as a Lab User at: webdata.soc.hawaii.edu/lab_user

Step 3:

Create a word processor file for Report 1. Name the file: 459-g21-report1.doc. Be sure to use the exact same name, lower case letters, and with the hyphens and no spaces. Write Section A of Report 1 by discussing how prior generation students saw themselves after performing similar tasks:

From the list of links below, select any 4 reports for this discussion in your Section A. When you discuss particular reports, be sure to include the studentís name and make a link to the report.

Hint: Have your word processor file and your browser open at the same time. Switch between them as you read the generational reports one by one, so you can type in the details for (i) to (v) sub-sections. Note that you need to do all five sub-sections for each report you select. Make sure they are kept separate and marked in your discussion.

  1. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/409bs2003/mendez/researchreport.htm 

  2. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/409af2003/han/report1.htm 

  3. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/jumetsu/report2.html 

  4. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/409af2003/han/report2.htm 

  5. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/409af2003/lim/report1.htm 

  6. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/409af2003/lim/report2.htm 

  7. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/cohta/409/409report2.html 

  8. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/cohta/459/report2.html 

  9. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/cohta/409/409report1.html 

  10. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/459f96/cobb/psy409a/report2.html 

  11. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/gandrews/report2.html 

  12. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/gandrews/report1.html

  13. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/409as2003/piper/g18research.htm 

  14. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/409bs2003/arakaki/research.htm 

  15. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/459f96/rmitsui/409/reports/report2.html 

  16. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/march/409/report2.html 

  17. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/malonzo/report2.html 

  18. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/malonzo/report1.html 

  19. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/hansjurg/reports/Report2a.html 

  20. www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/409af96/honeycut/report2.html 

Save your 459-g21-report1.doc file. As the weeks proceed, you will be entering all Sections for Report 1 into this file, as explained below. Be sure to identify each Section as you enter them.

Step 3:

The same day you complete Section A of Report 1, send email to Dr. James leon@hawaii.edu telling him that

The Subject Line must say: Completed task 1

Note: Do not email the file to Dr. James. Just the email message.



Task 2: Locating two specified journal articles in electronic resources
and writing Sections B and C of Report 1

Step 1:

Read the entire instructions for Steps 1 through 4 before beginning Step 2.

Step 2 (three parts):

(a) Find these two journal articles in the universityís Web based full text library electronic databases.

British Journal of Social Psychology; March 2004, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p99, 14p, 1

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, June 1990, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p277, 2p

(b) Open your word processor file named 459-g21-report1.doc and begin Section B. Copy and Paste the Abstract of each article, or the first paragraph if there is no Abstract. Paste the "persistent link to retrieve each article," which is found on the Records link given for the article.

(c) In a brief paragraph, summarize in your own words what each article is about. Give your reactions to this content.

Step 3:

Write Section C of Report 1 by discussing how prior generation students saw themselves after performing similar tasks.

From the list given above for Task 1, select any 4 reports you have not yet used. When you discuss particular reports, be sure to include the studentís name and make a link to the report.

Hint: Have your word processor file and your browser open at the same time. Switch between them as you read the generational reports one by one, so you can type in the details for (i) to (v) sub-sections. Note that you need to do all five sub-sections for each report you select. Make sure they are kept separate and marked in your discussion.

Save your 459-g21-report1.doc file. As the weeks proceed, you will be entering all Sections for Report 1 into this file, as explained below. Be sure to identify each Section as you enter them.

Step 4:

The same day you complete Section C of Report 1, send email to Dr. James leon@hawaii.edu telling him that

The Subject Line must say: Completed task 2

Note: the sooner you complete a task, the better. You do not need to wait till the due date!



Task 3: Shopping for a specified type of mailbox on the Web
and writing Sections D and E of Report 1

Step 1:

Read the following instructions for Steps 1 through 5. After you understand the four steps, go to Step 2.

Step 2

Suppose your parents or neighbors want to purchase a mailbox. Find a mailbox on the Web that you can order for them having these specifications as closely as you can match them: (a) it should have a decoration on the outside or something painted on it (shouldnít be just plain) (b) it should sit on a post in the ground (c) it should be constructed out of copper or have a copper exterior.

Step 3:

Write Section D of Report 1 by giving the URL of the mailbox you found, and paste the picture of the mailbox and its specifications into Section D.

Step 4:

Write Section E of Report 1 by discussing how prior generation students saw themselves after performing similar tasks.

From the list given above for Task 1, select any 4 reports you have not yet used. When you discuss particular reports, be sure to include the studentís name and make a link to the report.

Hint: Have your word processor file and your browser open at the same time. Switch between them as you read the generational reports one by one, so you can type in the details for (i) to (v) sub-sections. Note that you need to do all five sub-sections for each report you select. Make sure they are kept separate and marked in your discussion.

Save your 459-g21-report1.doc file. As the weeks proceed, you will be entering all Sections for Report 1 into this file, as explained below. Be sure to identify each Section as you enter them.

Step 5:

The same day you complete Section E of Report 1, send email to Dr. James leon@hawaii.edu telling him that

The Subject Line must say: Completed task 3

Note: the sooner you complete a task, the better. You do not need to wait till the due date!



Task 4: Acquiring FTP software, creating and uploading a Home Page
and writing Section F of Report 1

Step 1:

Read the following instructions for Steps 1 through 4. After you understand the three steps, go to Step 2.

Step 2 (two parts):

(a) Create your Home Page in a word processing file and name it home.htm (Note: do not use other names like index.htm or etc.) You can examine the Generational Home Pages from the Class Home Page. The minimum on your home page must be (i) your name or pseudonym, (ii) the class and semester, (iii) the instructorís name, and (iv) links to your reports. All else is optional. For uploading instructions, see this file:  www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/leonpsy21/g21-ftp.htm 

(b) Go to your Home Page with your browser and check all the links to make sure they work in both files. The address of your class Web folder is:   www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/459f2004  

Hint for correcting errors: Have the home.htm file open in your word processor while with your Web browser youíre looking at the version youíve already uploaded. As soon as you note something you want to change, switch to your word processor and make the change. Now go back to the browser. Make all your changes in the word processor, then save it. Now upload the file, and it will replace the old version. Now look at it again with your browser. Is it perfect now, just as you want it? This process can be repeated any number of times.

Step 3:

Write Section F of Report 1 by discussing how prior generation students saw themselves after performing similar tasks.

From the list given above for Task 1, select any 4 reports you have not yet used. When you discuss particular reports, be sure to include the studentís name and make a link to the report.

Hint: Have your word processor file and your browser open at the same time. Switch between them as you read the generational reports one by one, so you can type in the details for (i) to (v) sub-sections. Note that you need to do all five sub-sections for each report you select. Make sure they are kept separate and marked in your discussion.

Step 4:

The same day you complete Section F of Report 1, send email to Dr. James leon@hawaii.edu telling him that

The Subject Line must say: Completed task 4

Note: the sooner you complete a task, the better. You do not need to wait till the due date!



Task 5: Completing Report 1 and publishing it to the Web
and writing Sections G, H, and I of Report 1

Step 1:

Read the following instructions for Steps 1 through 7. After you understand the five steps, go to Step 2.

Step 2 (two parts)

(a) Put two required links at the endóone to your Home Page and one to the Class Home Page.

(b) Save the 459-g21-report1.doc file as a Web Page (Under the File Command, select Save As..., then click on "Save as type" dialog box and select Web Page). Specify the name of the file as 459-g21-report1.htm

Step 3 (two parts)

(a) Upload the report1.htm file to your class folder.

(b) Go to your report1.htm file and check its appearance. Are the fonts too small or too big? Look for the title Section B, or other Section: is it clearly visible? Do the titles need larger font? Check the instructions again: have you done everything?

Hint for correcting errors: Have the home.htm file open in your word processor while with your Web browser youíre looking at the version youíve already uploaded. As soon as you note something you want to change, switch to your word processor and make the change. Now go back to the browser. Make all your changes in the word processor, then save it. Now upload the file, and it will replace the old version. Now look at it again with your browser. Is it perfect now, just as you want it? This process can be repeated any number of times.

Step 4 (two parts):

(a) At the top of your document type the following Title:

Report 1:
Monitoring My Information Behavior

By your name or pseudonym

Instructions for this report are at:

www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/leonpsy21/459-g21-report1.htm

(b) Put these two required links at the bottom of the file:

Class Home Page: www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/leonpsy21/classhome-g21.htm 

My Home Page:  www.soc.hawaii.edu/459f2004/yourfoldername/home.htm

 (note: replace /yourfoldername/ with the actual name of the folder, which should be your last name).

(c) Upload your latest version and check it. Does it look like you want it to look? Do all the links work?

Step 5:

Write Section G of Report 1 by discussing how prior generation students saw themselves after performing similar tasks.

From the list given above for Task 1, select any 4 reports you have not yet used. When you discuss particular reports, be sure to include the studentís name and make a link to the report.

Hint: Have your word processor file and your browser open at the same time. Switch between them as you read the generational reports one by one, so you can type in the details for (i) to (v) sub-sections. Note that you need to do all five sub-sections for each report you select. Make sure they are kept separate and marked in your discussion.

Step 6 (three parts):

(a) Write Section H of Report 1 by summarizing what Report 1 is about and what you have learned by doing it.

(b) Write Section I by giving some advice to future generations about how to do this report.

(c) Upload your report 1 and check it for mistakes and to see if it looks as you want it to look.

Make the changes in your word processor and upload the new version. It will replace the old version. Check it again and repeat until it's just right.

Step 7:

The same day you complete Section I and completed uploading Report 1, send email to Dr. James leon@hawaii.edu telling him that

The Subject Line must say: Completed task 5

Note: the sooner you complete a task, the better. You do not need to wait till the due date!

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Your Report 1 is now complete and published on the Web. Congratulations! You have proven you can gain technical competence in Web publishing and report writing. Now your valuable report will be used by future generations, by students from other places surfing the Web, by researchers interested in data on information behavior, and by the general public looking for ways to improve their information literacy skills.


You will be publishing two reports on the Web this semester as part of your contribution to the generational curriculum on theistic psychology (report 2) and on information literacy (report 1).  Thousands of people who navigate the Web find these generational student reports through Web search engines when they are looking for topics on marriage or information literacy. Your contribution will contribute first, to yourself for improving your understanding of theistic psychology and your information literacy skills; second, for future students who will be reading your reports, and third, for the public at large. Your research, observations, and conclusions will be beneficial to others who will read your reports in the ensuing years. Long after you're no longer a student, your generational reports will still be serving the public.

Note on Privacy: Students can use a pseudonym on their reports instead of their real name. Students who publish their reports on the Web can delete their reports after being graded. They can also request to have their reports deleted from the Web after the semester at any time in the future by emailing Dr. James. Usually the request is honored on the same day it is received. Students can also submit their reports in typing, privately to the instructor instead of publishing them on the Web. This will not affect their grade.



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