Final Project Directions via “vhertzb” Github repo https://github.com/vhertzb/Project-Milestone-1
see the HTML file at https://cdn.rawgit.com/vhertzb/Project-Milestone-1/master/Final_Project.html
The link above has the FINAL Official Instructions and 3 Milestones for your Final Project.
The final project is designed to be an exemplar for the students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they learned throughout the course. Specifically, the project should show that they know how to find appropriate data sources, integrate and prepare the data for analysis, perform the appropriate analyses to address their research question of interest and present their findings in a format that is understandable and proposes a plan of action based on their findings. The final project will be completed in phases with defined milestones throughout the course so that the students will be able to pace out the work effort and get continuous feedback.
Develop a research question to address an issue of concern in healthcare.
Identify data sources to address the research question
Combine data sources as needed; clean and prepare data as needed to prepare for analysis
Describe final dataset (descriptive statistics) and outline methods and steps for data analysis to address research question
Complete data analysis; compile results; create tables and figures to visualize and communicate findings
Complete final report and present findings to class.
|Homework (8 total, 5% each)||40 points|
|Final Big Data Project (presentation and report)||60 points (breakdown below)|
|Milestone 1: 1-2 page document describing your idea||5 points|
|Milestone 2: approximately 10 page document showing here you are going - initial DRAFT report||10 points|
|Milestone 3: FINAL|
|- Paper||20 points|
|- Presentation to class||15 points|
|- Slide Deck||10 points|