Tuesday's in-class and homework assignment:
1. Research Notebook:
In your Research Notebook, leave about a dozen pages blank. On the next page, label it "Collected and Summary Data Tables." On the page after, label it "Data Analysis and Visualization." On the Data Analysis and Visualization page, write today's date in the top right corner. Split that page in half and label each half with subtitles - Data Analysis and Data Visualization. Under Data Analysis, list some useful stats and other measurements for data analysis. Under Data Visualization, list the expected features of a well-labled graph or other data visualization. Also list some features and uses of the different kinds of data visualization you tried in Excel or know of from elsewhere. On Wednesday, we'll finish all of the data power points and do class-shares of these notes for Data Analysis and Data Visualization. These are to support you in your independent research when you get to this stage of applied research.
2. Extend your thinking on relationships, correlation and causation:
Click here to read a little about the relationship between correlation and causation.
What can you do, in your own research, to strengthen your research for readers? Think about ways that you can use either foundational (based on reputable sources) or applied research together to build a case for which a correlation of data is one piece. Share your answer here - Block 1 or here - Block 4
Mon: Snow/ice day
Tue: Snow/ice day
*** Please click here for readings, take citations and create Socratic Seminar questions before class Wednesday.
Wed: Intro to Creating Sub-problems
Thu: Working with Data
Fri: Working with Data work due; Socratic Seminar: Fake news, scientific research is not all it seems, and what does this mean to you as a student researcher
Mon (9/16): MLK Day Holiday
Tue (9/17): Validity, reliability and control
Wed (9/18): Valdity, reliability and control
Thu (9/19): Scientific Method vs Engineering Design Process and Topical Groups Assigned
Fri (9/20): Small group work on Research Concept Map projects (internship contracts due) in Media Center
Mon (9/23): Small group work on Research Concept Map projects
Tue (9/24): Research Concept Map projects peer feedback and presentions
Wed (9/25): Research Concept Map project presentations and prep for internship
Thu (9/26): First day at internship!
Click here for the reading assignments for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday on next week. One Friday, we will have a Socratic Seminar to discuss fake or incorrect news, reputable and valid news sources, bias in research publications and what all of this means to you as a student researcher this semester. Below is a file with Socratic Seminar information if you need it. We will have an inner-outer circle Socratic seminar with a hot seat. All students will have accountability in terms of notes and citations and activity during the Socratic Seminar.
Welcome to Advanced Scientific Research. I look forward to working with you for your capstone research at internship experience.
First Day TOTD: Click here to take the survey.
By Monday, please have the following for class:
1. Research Notebook
2. Signed (front and back) signature sheet from syllabus.