## Final Projects

Code book
Survey

Code book
Survey

### Presentations

Client presentations
Thursday, May 3 during class
Room TBA

All others: Final exam period

• 12:40 T H Class
Tuesday, May 8, 2:30-4:30PM
Room 306 Wimberly
• 2:15 T H Class
Thursday, May 10, 4:45-6:45PM
Room 306 Wimberly

Final Presentation Expectations

### Final Report

Final Report due Friday, May 11 at 5:00PM
Markdown Template: uwlreport.Rmd
LaTeX support file (required): uwlreport-template.latex
UWL Logo (required): uwllogo.png
Final Report Description and Rubric

### Scaffolding Assignments

Data Exploration Group Assignment due Wed Apr 25 at 11:59PM
Annotated Bibliography due Fri Apr 27 at 11:59PM

Stastical Modeling HunkeR: Hands on out-of-class help on using R for your research projects.

Mon, Apr 23, 5:30-7:30PM
Room Wing 6

Mon, Apr 30, 5:30-7:30PM
Tue, May 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Room TBA

## Module 9: Data Visualization

### Class Notes

Best Practices R tutorials:

R for Data Science
Garrett Grolemund
Chapter 3
Zikmund, Ch 25, 622-628.

## Module 8: Bivariate Relationships

### Class Notes

R tutorials:

Zikmund, Ch 22, pp. 531-533 -skim over math-

Ch 23, pp. 561-566 -skim over math-

## Module 8: Data Visualization

### Class Notes

Best Practices R tutorials:

R for Data Science
Garrett Grolemund
Chapter 3
Zikmund, Ch 25, 622-628.

## Module 7: Univariate and Bivariate Statistics

### Class Notes

R tutorials:

Zikmund et al., Ch 22, pp. 534-547
-skim over math-

### Exercises

In-class exercise:
RMarkdown document
PDF document
Tuesday, March 22

Homework
RMarkdown document
PDF document
Due Tuesday, April 3

## Module 6: Introduction to Data

### Statistics Tutorial

Introduction to Data

Scale of measurement:
Zikmund (Textbook), Ch 13, 293-298

Free Online Book: R for Data Science by Garrett Grolemund and Hadley Wickham

### Datacamp Tutorials

• The first course, Introduction to Data is due Monday, March 5, 11:59 PM!Expected Completion Time is 4-5 hours
• The second course, Introduction to the Tidyverse is due Monday, March 12, 11:59 PM!Expected Completion Time is 4-5 hours

https://www.datacamp.com

## Module 5: R Resources

### Installing Software

R

Rstudio
Rstudio is a great Integrated Development Environment (IDE). This is the graphical user interface that you use to interact with R, which is actually a separate software package than the R computing package.

MiKTeX
MiKTeX is software for compiling LaTeX and Markdown documents. LaTeX and Markdown are markup languages, which are alternatives to using word processing software. With markup languages, you type code to dictate what a document should look like, then compile this code to create a pretty document. The software is free and open source. You can download here. When you do so, download and install the "Net Installer" 64 bit, and select the "Complete" installation.

### Resources

Free Online Book: R for Data Science by Garrett Grolemund and Hadley Wickham

### Online Tutorials

Assigned online tutorials: https://www.datacamp.com
1. Join via the email you received from Datacamp.com
2. Click Groups in top menu
3. Find ECO 230 Spring 2018 and Go to the Group

Another online tutorial for first-time R users: https://tryr.codeschool.com/ (optional)

## Module 4: Sampling Design

### Class Notes

• Zikmund, Ch 16, pp. 384-395

## Module 3: Survey Design and Implementation

### Class Notes

• Errors in survey research: Zikmund, Ch 9, pp. 184-193
• Questionnaire design: Zikmund, Ch 15, pp. 333-349

### Exercises

Example Surveys
Bike Survey (Needs a lot of work)
YMCA (Stronger)
Memorial Pool (Even Stronger)

In-Class Exercise
Due Wed Feb 14, 11:59 PM

Qualtrics Questionnaire
Due Wed Feb 21, 11:59 PM

(See directions on exercise link above, page 2)

Survey Approaches
Class Exercise
Due Tue Feb 20, 11:59 PM

## Module 2: Proposing New Research

January 25-February 1 (Week 1-2)

### Class Notes

Research Process:
Slides Printer Friendly

Research Proposal:
Slides Printer Friendly

Zikmund, Ch 6, pp. 106-118

### Exercises

Research Proposal: Pick One
RFP: Tourism
RFP: Training Programs

Annotated Bibliography due on Mon, Feb 5, at 11:59PM

Full proposal due Fri Feb 9, 11:59 PM Expectations / Grading Rubric

Peer Observation Guide
Peer obs due Fri Feb 16, 11:59PM
Self-reflection due Wed, Feb 21, 11:59PM

Final Draft due Fri Feb 23, 11:59PM

## Module 1: Ethical Considerations in Research

January 23-25 (Week 1)

### Class Notes

Zikmund, Ch 5, pp. 89-93

### Exercises

NIH Tutorial on Protecting Human Research Participants
Due Thursday, January 25

Ghostbusters!

## Instructor

### James Murray, Ph.D.

403T Wimberly Hall
608-785-5140
608-406-4068
jmurray@uwlax.edu

### Office Hours Appointments

Office hours appointments are available with only a one-hour notice, and are generally available at the following times:

• 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Monday through Thursday
• 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Monday and Wednesday
• 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Friday
Make office hours appointment