Project and Project Proposal

Project: You are to find a data set for you to analyze. You will submit a written proposal by email to rleon@utk.edu as an MS Word document describing the data set and the questions that you plan to answer with it. You will not get an A for this proposal unless the data description is clear and complete and you make the source of the data available. Use this form
to write the proposal.

You need to submit with your proposal a JMP file containing the data. (JMP is the statistical software that we will use in the course.) For each column of your JMP file you will need to use the Notes feature of JMP  found in the Column Properties drop-down menu to fully explain what the variable in the column is. It is not enough to simply provide the necessarily cryptic column name. Without having these detailed column notes you will also not get an A.

Upon my approval of this proposal you are to analyze the data and write a report with your analysis and conclusions. The report should be submitted by email to rleon@utk.edu as an MS Word attachment. The JMP file with the project data should be attached. This file should have the columns notes required in the proposal and have your most important JMP analyses saved as scripts to the data table. (I will show you how to do this.) The report should be at most eight pages long and start with a summary of the steps you used in your analysis. You should include only a few selected graphs and tables. The final model that you used in the analysis should be clearly stated at the end of the report with a summary of the reasons why you selected it. Use this form project proposal and this form for the project report.