Schedule

DateLectureLabReadingsAssignments DueFinal Project
Week 1 (8/28)Course Intro and Logistics, Data ModelingNONEFreedman Chapters 1,2
Week 2 (9/4)
Experimental design, confounding, and controlsNONEFreedman Chapters 3,4
Week 3 (9/11)Descriptive Statistics, the normal approximation, bias, chance error.Lab 1: Excel: Data Manipulation, Functions, and PlottingFreedman Chapters 5,6
Week 4 (9/18)Box Models, Standard Errors, and Expected Values.Lab 2: Intro to R, Tables, data manipulation, using and finding functions, loopsFreedman Chapters 16, 17, 18LAB 1
Week 5 (9/25)Final Projects Setup and Lightning Talk 1Lab 2 In Lab R Workshop, Lab 2 help.Freedman Chapter 19, 20, 21, 23LAB 2Groups Formed by 9/28
Week 6 (10/2)One Sample and Two sample T-tests. Hypothesis testing.Lab 3: Swain vs Alabama: Was there racism in jury selection?Freedman 26, 27LAB 3Research Topic Ideas by 10/5, Lightning Talks 10/5
Week 7 (10/9)CorrelationLab 4: Historic Preservation in NYCFreedman Chapters 8, 9LAB 4
Week 8 (10/16)MIDTERM PREP AND EXAMMIDTERM PREPMIDTERMMeetings (Topic Refinement)
Week 9 (10/23)Spatial Correlation and LISA, Data VisualizationLab 5: Maps and plots in R using RLeaflet, Plots in R using ggplot2.LAB 5Full Project Description and Data Collection Protocol (Due 10/24)
Week 10 (10/30)
Regression Part 1Lab 6: Spatial CorrelationFreedman 10, 11, 12. Anselin 1995, LISA.LAB 6Pilot Data + Lightning Talk (due 10/31)
Week 11 (11/6)Regression Part 2Lab 7: Regression Models in RLAB 7Formal data collection plan (due 11/7)
Week 12 (11/13)Geographic Events: Point Pattern Analysis.
NO CLASS THURSDAY
Project Questions and Office Hours in Lab.Status Report 11/14.
Week 13 (11/20)THANKSGIVING BREAKTHANKSGIVING BREAK
Week 14 (11/27)REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAMFINAL PROJECT WORKING SESSION
Lab 8: Point Pattern Analysis.(CANCELLED)
Final Data Due 11/30
Week 15 (12/4)FINAL EXAM 12/5
NO CLASS 12/7
FINAL PREP AND EXAMFINAL
Week 16 (12/11)FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONSNONEFINAL PROJECTProject Due 12/12