Your written report is due. Submit the report via Google Docs, sharing it with me in edit mode. Name the report “LastName1, LastName2, LastName3 – Final Project.” If you need to refer to it, the Google Drive file for final project information is here.
Please complete the Peer Evaluation form for every member of your group (including yourself!) by Friday, June 16th. Failure to do this will result in a lowering of your grade!
Finally, please complete this Course Evaluation. Your feedback is very important to me, as it’s one of the best ways for me to improve as a teacher. Please be honest; I’m not asking you to submit your name and I won’t even look at the responses until later in the summer, well after grades are in.
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.