There are two take-home exams that will be distributed at some points during the semester. The two assignments deal with critically demonstrating your understandings of key concepts in linear modeling fundamentals and its extensions. This constitutes a total of 30% of the final grade.
The rest of your grade (70%) will be based on a final data analysis project that you complete using either your own data or data available to you through an advisor or through a public archive (I do not place any restrictions on the scope of possible data you could use).
Ongoing in-class participation and additional readings are basic requirements.
Your grade will be calculated based on largely a percentage based system where 90%+ = A (=1), 80% - 90%+ = B (=2), 70% - 80%+ = C (=3), 60% - 70%+ = D (=4), less than 60% = E (=5).
I reserve the right to modify this system downward or upward depending on the distribution of grades. In other words, if only one student exceeds the 90% threshold, but five hit 89%, I may choose to move the cutoff for an A to 89%.
For successfully passing the course, participants have to achieve at least 51% of the total points. Full details on the course grading (e.g., grading system) will be given in the first session. Ongoing in-class participation is required.
Required knowledge and practical skills will be conveyed in the workshop sessions and tutorials. In addition, participants are expected to read widely on the subject. Here, participants are required to consult the required basic reading and the additional literature in order to successfully complete the assignments.
Readings will be provided by the teacher during the course to help understanding the statistical concepts and techniques that will be described.