STATS96 - University of the Pacific
Minute papers about projects on Wed am
1. What is going well about your project?
- Everything -- our project is pretty straightforward and we've
made some useful adjustments to data collection after the peer
- We got a good group and have done the analysis and are writing
- Data collection. (Found some interesting side effects)
- Cooperation. Together decided on a good project and how to
- We have collected all our data, and done the analysis. It
showed that our original hypothesis was reasonable.
- Our data is collected (although we had to go off campus to
- The project is moving along. We are collecting data.
- We have a fun topic. We have been able to collect a large
amount of data. We have had good discussions concerning the project
with all members of the team contributing valuable input.
- We are having fun collecting the data.
- Data gathering is going well. It brings in more questions
than answers them, but that is quite interesting.
- Designing the experiment, collecting data, re-evaluating our
goals and group interactions.
- Our project is moving along very smoothly; great team work,
organized data collection, agreement on important issues.
- We have gotten all necessary data.
- We are doing fine-- the people are very nice in my group.
- Going well-- data being gathered
- Data collection has been exciting and insightful
- Data collection is progressing well -- results are even better
than expected so we can draw conclusions with more confidence
and less maximum error.
2. What would you like more discussion of concerning projects?
- Problems that teams are encountering in data collection
- Different ways of using projects in elem stat class
- Contents of final report
- More project ideas for my students -- projects of various
lengths (1 week, 3 weeks, etc.)
- Students working on projects (and other group activities)
How to grade? How to monitor? % of total assessment.
- If you are finding that there are no significant differences
between your two groups you are comparing, how do you put some
"meat" in writing it up?
- Project experiences with students
- Models of what a project write-up should look like.
- Appropriate sampling
- A list of projects done by past workshops
- May need some more info or copying info
- Guidance from workshop leaders on what test to use, etc.
3. What is going least well about your project?
- No problems so far
- I am somewhat at a loss using MINITAB and spreadsheet applications.
I hope to catch up during the free time.
- Some ambiguity about variables
- A good learning experience, but data collection is time-consuming.
We are interested in the topic, but I can't imagine my students
being so dedicated. The "A" student would end up collecting
all the data.
- More time to do a better project! This is by far the best
thing so far in the workshop.
- Deciding precisely what question we are dealing with.
- One of the variables we are measuring is not predictable.
- No problems so far (we have a great group!). Are just starting
to analyze data today, so maybe we'll encounter some difficulty
- I'm not comfortable with some of the techniques we are using
. . I'm just accepting what is being done.
- Scope of project unclear.
- Our original hypothesis does not seem to be interesting (not