All project information can be found online here. Note the following due dates:
- May 25 – Proposals due (though you are certainly welcome to turn your proposals in before this date
- May 31 – Data collection complete. You should be done with your data collection by here.
- June 5 – Presentations complete. The schedule will be announced on Tuesday, so all groups should be ready to present immediately.
- June 9 – Written reports due. These will be submitted online. Details on what these should look like will be posted soon.
Inspiration for project ideas
- NPR Hidden Brain – a podcast by NPR Social Science correspondent Shankar Vedantam. Contains descriptions of interesting social and psychological experiments.
- Freakonomics – a series of popular microeconomics books by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner that includes interesting research on exploring the motivations behind cheating teachers and sumo wrestlers, bizarre baby names, and crack-selling mama’s boys. The books are a fascinating read, and the blog adds a lot of interesting ideas.
- Mythbusters – a Discovery Channel show that tried to take on common myths and misconceptions and test whether their veracity.