This is the current course schedule for the class. Things might change, so check regularly for updates.
The Assessments column lists items that need to be submitted and that will be graded. Those are described in more detail in an Assessments page and in the assessment document for each module.
Unless otherwise specified, the first posting of the discussion is due by end of Wednesday, the discussion replies, the quizzes and exercises are due by end of Friday.
|Module Topic||Start and end dates||Assessments|
|Module 1 – Course and tools introduction||8/18 – 8/27||quiz, exercise (due Wed), discussion|
|Module 2 – Data analysis introduction||8/30 – 9/3||quiz, exercise (staggered completion dates), discussion|
|Module 3 – R coding basics||9/6 – 9/10||quiz, exercise (first part due Wed), discussion|
|Module 4 – Contemplating, finding and wrangling data||9/13 – 9/17||quiz, exercise (first part due Wed), project part 1|
|Module 5 – Visualizing data||9/20 – 9/24||quiz, exercise, discussion|
|Module 6 – Exploring data||9/27 – 10/1||quiz, exercise, discussion|
|Module 7 – Statistical analysis overview||10/4 – 10/8||quiz, project part 2, discussion|
|Module 8 – Fitting basic statistical models||10/11 – 10/15||quiz, exercise, discussion|
|Module 9 – Evaluating your model fits||10/18 – 10/22||quiz, exercise (first part due Wed), discussion|
|Module 10 – Improving your model fits||10/25 – 10/29||quiz, project part 3, discussion|
|Module 11 – Machine learning models I||11/1 – 11/5||quiz, exercise, discussion|
|Module 12 – Machine learning models II||11/8 – 11/12||quiz, exercise, project part 4|
|Module 13 – The complete analysis workflow||11/15 – 11/19||quiz, exercise, discussion|
|Finishing Project||11/22 – 11/26 (fall break part of the week)||project part 5 due Monday 11/29, 9am|
|Project Reviews||11/29 – 12/3||project reviews|
|Final project submission||12/10||project part 6|
|Module 14 – AI & deep learning introduction||none||none - this module is optional material|
Note: Withdrawal deadline is Monday 10/25.
I will offer completely optional Zoom meetings. See the Communication section for some more details. You can find the Zoom link on Slack. The current plan is to have one Zoom meeting per module on Thursdays, alternating between 3pm (odd modules) and 8am (even modules). (That means, most of the time, one meeting per week, unless a module is longer than a week, as it is for the first one.)
Hopefully, one of those two times works for everyone, allowing people to join at least every other time if they want. If you already know that neither times work for you, and you are keen on joining the Zoom meetings, let me know and we can adjust.
The first Zoom session will be on Thursday, 8/19 at 3pm ET.