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1Stat 216 Project InstructionsLearning outcomesThe purpose of this project is to give you experience through the six steps of a statistical investigation,from start to finish (see p. 2-3 in our textbook). It gives you the opportunity to explore something youare interested in and conduct statistical research in a collaborative team, similar to what you willexperience in most of your careers!Project components and due datesThe project consists of a proposal, data collection, report drafts, PowerPoint presentation, and finalreport, for a total of 15% of your grade broken down as follows:Project ComponentDue Date(to D2L by 11pm)% of ProjectGradeCITI human subjects research trainingDue with Assignment #41Project proposalFri 11/25Data setFri 11/164Draft of methods and resultsMon 11/264Draft of abstract, background and significance,discussion/conclusionsFri 11/304Project presentationMon-Wed 12/3-12/530Project report, appendix, and separate documenthighlighting changes from drafts.Fri 12/750Group member evaluationFri 12/72Total100Minimum requirements for projectThe minimum requirements for the project are:Collaboration:1.You will work in self-selected groups of 2-4 people. All components of the project will becompleted and turned in by your group (of up to four people) in D2L, not individually. Eachmember of the group is expected to contribute toeachproject component equally.2.You will use Google Docs (proposal and report), Google Sheets (data set) and Google Slides(presentation) as tools for working on each project component as a group.Background research:3.Your project should involve doing a short literature review (at least three outside sources) toinvestigate and present prior research work on the topic to both motivate and put your research incontext.4.You will investigateat least two related research questionsinvolving the variables you plan tocollect in your study.
2Data collection:5.You must gather the data yourself using a reasonable sampling method or proper experimentaldesign. You should be actively involved in the data collection process. It would be nice for this tobe some sort of an experiment, but it doesn’t have to be. If you choose to conduct anobservational study, you should be actively engaging or observing the observational unit. Forexample, online surveys arenotactively engaging or observing the observational unit. A numberof project ideas are listed later in this document.6.Collectat least three variables on each observational unit.7.You will complete research ethics training through the online CITI “Human Subjects Researchfor Students Training” through MSU’s Institutional Review Board website:. If you are workingwith human subjects, you must make sure your participants know their participation is voluntary.

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