The assessment of the course consists of five components. The components have the following weights.
|Assignments 1 and 2 (Individual)||30%|
|Assignment 3 (Group project)||10%|
|Participation and attendance||5%|
There will be three exams during the semester. The date of the first exam is February 21 and the date of the second exam is March 27. The final exam is scheduled for April 27.
The exams will take place in the same room as our regular sessions.
Missed exams cannot be made up – if you are ill you need to let the instructor know immediately, before the exam to make alternative arrangements.
You may not arrive late for exams. If you are late, you cannot take the exam.
There will be three mandatory assignments. Individual projects are to be completed without consulting your fellow students and they should represent your own work. A group project should reflect the work of your group, but no one else. If you need help, you may consult with your instructor or the Information Technology Assistant (if applicable).
|1||Analyze a Data Set Using Tableau||Individual||February 17|
|2||Cleaning a Data Set||Individual||March 23|
|3||Data Analysis Project||Group||April 24|
Participation and quizzes
You are expected to be an active part of the learning process. In the first part of each class session, we’ll discuss the readings. This will be followed by an in-class activity.
Prepare for each class
Carefully read the assigned material prior to each class. You may find it helpful to take notes on the major points of each reading, noting how the readings for that session relate to each other.
Most Mondays there will be a short pre-class quiz, taken online according to the course schedule. The quiz will cover all readings to be discussed that week. Your instructor will provide the link to the quiz through a post on the course website.
You must complete the quiz by yourself strictly before the start of class. It is ‘open book’ – you can use the readings to take the quiz.
Participate during classes
We will typically start each session with ‘opening’ questions about the assigned readings. Students called on to answer should be able to summarize the key issues, opportunities, and challenges in the reading. All students should be prepared to be answer these questions.
While you’re not expected to say something in every single class meeting, simply showing up for class does not qualify as participation. By merely showing up in every session but never engaging discussion will earn about 80 for participation and attendance component in grading.
Submission deadlines and grading
Weekly quizzes are due strictly before the session starts on Monday. Submissions after the session has started at 1pm receive no credit.
All other assignment submissions are due by the end of the day.
OVERALL GRADING SCALE
LATE SUBMISSION POLICY
No late deliverables will be accepted without penalty, and equipment failure is not an acceptable reason for turning in a deliverable late.
All assignments will be assessed with a 20% penalty (subtracted from that assignment’s score) each day they are late. No credit will be given for assignments turned in more than three days past the due date.
However, you must submit all assignments, even if no credit is given. If you skip an assignment, an additional 10 points will be subtracted from your final grade in the course. For example, if you do not turn in an assignment worth 5% of the course grade, you will receive no credit for that assignment plus a 10 point penalty, reducing your maximum grade in the course to an 85.
Missed or late quiz submissions will receive a zero grade.
In addition, one point will be subtracted from your final course grade for every missing submission at the end of the semester.
If you submit the quiz more than once only the oldest one submitted will count (i.e. the original submission).