We have started to plan out final project ideas. See the Final Project Information post for details.
Also, if you would like to review or revisit part of Ziyi’s presentation from Thursday/Friday of last week, you can find his notes here.
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.