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Week Date Topics Readings Class Quizzes Assignments
1 01/15 Course introduction:
Orientation; workflow; importing data; data provenance; tidy data; writing a research question
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Exercises
Due 1/21 by 11pm
2 01/22 Exploring data:
Data types & scales; centrality & spread; variation & covariation; plot types
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Exercises
Due 1/28 by 11pm
3 01/29 Visualizing information:
Psychology of graphical perception; ugly, bad, & wrong figures
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Quiz 1 Exercises
Due 2/04 by 11pm
4 02/05 Graphing Amounts & Proportions:
Amounts, distributions, parts of whole, factors, facets
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Redesign 1
Due 2/18 by 11pm
5 02/12 Graphing comparisons:
Bars, dots, lollipops, references, dumbbells, slopes, distributions
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6 02/19 Graphing trends:
Lines, heat maps, animation
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Quiz 2 Exercises
Due 2/25 by 11pm
7 02/26 Data cleaning:
Joins & dealing with messy Excel files
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Project Proposals
Due 3/13 by 11pm
8 03/04 Polishing your charts:
Colors, annotations, scales, themes, multi-panel figures
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Exercises
Due 3/10 by 11pm
9 03/11 Maps & geospatial data
Choropleth maps
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Quiz 3 Redesign 2
Due 3/27 by 11pm
10 03/18 Spring Break: No Class
11 03/25 Correlation analysis slides
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12 04/01 Shiny apps slides
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13 04/08 Communicating your results slides Progress Report
Due 4/22 by 11pm
14 04/15 No class:
Instructor project sessions
Peer Review
Due 4/29 by 11pm
15 04/22 No class:
Instructor project sessions
Final Report
Due 5/04 by 11pm
16 04/29 Reading day
17 05/06 Final project presentations Presentation
Slides due 5/05 by 11pm

EMSE 4197 (CRN 78916): Exploratory Data Analysis - Spring 2020
George Washington University | School of Engineering & Applied Science
Dr. John Paul Helveston | jph@gwu.edu | Wednesdays | 12:45–3:15 PM | District House B205 | |
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