Applied Data Analysis|
SOC 257, GOVT 201, PSYC 280, NS&B 280|
|Certificates: Applied Data Science, The Study of Education|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
In this project-based course, you will have the opportunity to answer questions that you feel passionately about through independent research based on existing data. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in generating testable hypotheses, conducting a literature review, preparing data for analysis, conducting descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, and presenting research findings. The course offers one-on-one support, ample opportunities to work with other students, and training in the skills required to complete a project of your own design. These skills will prepare you to work in many different research labs across the University that collect empirical data. It is also an opportunity to fulfill an important requirement in several different majors.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(CIS)(DATA-MN)(EDST-MN)(EDST)(GOVT)(GOVT-American)(INFO-MN)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Primary source journal articles on your chosen research topic. Video tutorials covering introductory statistical topics.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One research paper; four quarterly on-line exams; 12 lab assignments and a final poster/oral presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will need access to a laptop computer for the entire semester. Feel free to enroll in any one of the laboratory sections. Software packages to be used by each section: Section 1 will use SAS; Section 2 will use R; Section 3 will use STATA; Students who enroll should be self-motivated, curious and willing to advocate for themselves. Additional course instructor(s) for each section include Jennifer Rose (Section 1) , Valerie Nazzaro (section 2) and Manolis Kaparakis (Sections 3).
All enrollment requests will be managed by the instructor of section 1.
Please e-mail the instructor describing reasons for your interest in the course, your class year, and your intended major(s). Enrolled students will need access to a laptop computer for the entire semester.
|Instructor(s): Dierker,Lisa C. Rose,Jennifer S. Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; .....F. 12:00PM-02:00PM; Location: SCIE189; SCIE189; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 50
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 5||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 2|