Schedule:

9/1 Course Introduction
9/3 Codebooks and Data Architecture

Submission Due: Quiz 1 (before start of class) 

9/4 No Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Mini-Assignment 1 and Blog Entry 1

Blog Entry 1 (Your blog entry should include the information below and any additional reflection or questions you have moving forward. Please refer to the syllabus for instructions on how you should submit your blog).

  • Project Component A
  • Are you happy with your research question? Are you having trouble focusing on one topic or association of interest?
9/8 Literature Review
9/10 Writing about Empirical Research

Submission Due: Quiz 2 (before start of class) 

9/11 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Blog Entry 2

Blog Entry 2

  • Discuss any changes to your research question
  • Project Component B
  • Did you struggle to find literature that pertained to your project?
9/15 Working with Data

Submission Due: Quiz 3 (before start of class) 

9/17 Working with Data (cont.) and Continue work on Research Plan Outline
9/18 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Mini-Assignment 2 and Blog Entry 3

Blog Entry 3

  • Discuss any changes to your research question and the reason for these changes
  • Project Components C&D
  • Any general concerns about your project as you move forward?
9/22 Data Management

Submission Due: Quiz 4 (before start of class), Mini-Assignment 3 (due 9/23 by 6PM)

9/24 Exam 1
9/25 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Blog Entry 4

Blog Entry 4

  • Project Component E
  • Do you feel like your project is on track? If not, what type of support do you feel you need in order to move forward?
  • What type of data management decisions do you still have left?
9/29 Graphing Variables

Submission Due: Quiz 5 (before start of class)

10/1 Graphing Relationships

Submission Due: Quiz 6 (before start of class)

10/2 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Mini-Assignment 4 and Blog Entry 5

Blog Entry 5

  • Project Components F&G
  • How do your graphical findings connect to your expectations?
  • How does this graph help you answer your research question?
  • Describe any current roadblocks on your project. What is your next step in moving forward?
10/6 Hypothesis Testing and ANOVA

Submission Due: Quiz 7 (before start of class)

 

10/8 Chi-square

Submission Due: Quiz 8 (before start of class)

10/9 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Mini-Assignment 5 and Research Plan Paper

10/13 Correlation

Submission Due: 

Quiz 9 (before start of class) and Mini-Assignment 6 (by 6pm)

10/15 Exam 2
10/16 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm:  Blog Entry 6

Blog Entry 6

  • Project Components H
  • Connect your findings with your bivariate graph
10/20 Regression and Study Design

Submission Due: Quiz 10 (before start of class)

10/22 Multiple Linear Regression

Submission Due: Quiz 11 (before start of class)

 
10/23 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Mini-Assignments 7&8

Blog Entry 7

  • Project Component I
  • Describe additional variables you want to bring into your study. Why do you think they are important or interesting to explore?
  • How do these additional variables of interest connect to the literature?
 
10/27 Confounding and Multivariate Models

Submission Due: Quiz 12 (before start of class)

 
10/29 Moderation  
10/30 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Mini-Assignment 9

 
11/3 Election Day! No Class.  
11/5 Logistic Regression

Submission Due:  Quiz 13 (before class) 

 
11/6 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Mini-Assignments 10 and 11

Blog Entry 8

  • Project Component J
 
11/10 Logistic Regression (cont.)  
11/12 Exam 3  
11/13 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Blog Entry 9

Blog Entry 9

  • Project Component K
 
11/17 Making Posters  
11/19 Analysis and Poster Work  
11/20 Drop-in Hours

Submission Due by 6pm: Blog Entry 10

Blog Entry 10

  • Project Component L
  • Describe anything that you are working on. This may include:
    • A new visualization or graph you think you would like to use on your final poster.
    • A new analysis you have performed
  • Do have any questions or concerns about your project? This will be your last opportunity to get written feedback from your peer mentor?
 
11/24 Analysis and Poster Work

Submission Due by 6pm: Posters

 
11/26 Thanksgiving Break  
11/27 Thanksgiving Break  
12/1 Exam 4 Practice  
12/3 Exam 4  
12/4 Poster Session

Submission Due by 6pm: Evaluations