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  1. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary inferential statistical concepts (from the perspective of two contemporary philosophies) and data analysis strategies by making sensible choices about:

    • How data collection, the data themselves, and the analysis processes relate to the kinds of inferences that can be drawn
    • What kinds of analysis will be feasible and developing the skill of planning data collection and measurement to facilitate appropriate analysis
  2. Practice effective data science analytics:

    • Preparing data for analysis, including screening data, dealing with missing data, doing data transformations
    • Testing assumptions that data must meet for analyses and inferences to be reasonable
    • Interpreting data analysis results and outputs and communicating them to others using language that accurately describes uncertainty
    • Leaving a documentation/provenance trail for other analysts to follow and reproduce your work
  3. Demonstrate competence and/or mastery of the skills needed for use of a popular statistics and data management platform to conduct sound and reproducible analyses including:

    • Installing R and R-studio, and creating readable code to conduct analyses
    • Exploring the limitations of existing data sets and how their provenance influences what analyses to perform and what inferences to draw
    • Choosing appropriate R procedures and configuring the relevant operational parameters

Course Syllabus

IST 772 Spring Fall 2021 Syllabus - Kevin Crowston


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