In this an optional capstone project you may want to complete (not required). It aims to demonstrate your thinking about conducting a real scientific study using some of the techniques we presented in class. You should review your own data and other publicly available data archives, as well as the SOCR Data and Case-Studies and come up with an interesting project that you complete and submit as a final term paper. Your report should include a relevant healthcare application along with the data analytics and scientific methods that you chose to interrogate the data. Below are the basic requirements your project must satisfy:
Please submit your project as a self-contained PDF, including text/tables/graphs. No hand-written reports will be accepted.
The front page should include your student ID, name, course ID and instructor. Start with a one paragraph abstract, followed by an intro/background of the problem, methods, results, discussion/conclusion and acknowledgments, references, in that order. Clearly state the problem you have chosen to investigate. List the resources you used to come up with the project and reference all sources you used to complete the project.
Interpret your results in the context of the problem using a lay back language. Write conclusions and discussions at the end of your report and acknowledge outside help. Describe how this project can be extended in the future.
One or two people can work on a project as a team. If two people work together both must have equally contributed for the completion and submit separate copies of the project, with their names on top (the names of both students should be on both papers). Expectations of team projects are higher.
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