Dates for Each Component are Listed on the Course Website
course project will give you an opportunity to apply network
analysis techniques to a real problem in one of four
Identify a problem within one of these fields that can be
either formulated as a relational network or for which you can
apply network analysis techniques. Focus on choosing a
problem that will have a measurable positive impact to
society. You must be able to articulate the impact that
solving this problem will have to this other field and to
society in general.
You should work with 2-3 other students in the course. A
three-person team will be expected to do significantly more
work than a two-person team.
There will be
several deliverables required as part of the project:
Initial proposal-- The
initial proposal will describe (1) the problem your group
plans to address, (2) the motivation behind the project, (3) its
expected impact, (4) your initial data sources, (5) your initial
approach, and (6) a bibliography of intended readings and
related projects. Since you may wish to use
techniques that we haven't yet covered in
class, it is your responsibility to read ahead and gain
familiarity with these techniques in
order to incorporate them into your initial approach.
This report will provide significant details on the
project, including details on the solution, breakdown of
work, a timeline to completion, an annotated bibliography,
and will demonstrate significant progress toward being
able to carry out the project.
Final report and
project submission-- The final
report will describe the project in detail, analyze its
predicted or actual impact, and reflect on lessons
On many of
these components, you and your groups members will be
required to document the breakdown of work for assignment
of credit. This will also include peer reviews of
your work from your other group members.