The purpose of this project is to get your hands dirty working with real data. If you have a data
set that is appropriate to use from your own work experience, please feel free to do so. If not,
there are numerous free data sources covering a wide variety of topics. Two excellent starting
https://www.kaggle.com/datasets (You will need to register
to access Kaggle data, but it’s free).
The finished product, or deliverable, is a 2-3 page report along with a spreadsheet containing the
data you used in your project. The report will need to include the following elements: 1) A clear
definition of the question you are trying to answer, 2) Some type of graph, table, or chart that
summarizes or explains what you are investigating, 3) Analysis of the data using the methods we
have discussed in class, or some other method that you have discussed with me, 4) A conclusion
that answers the “So what?” question. The report should look neat and professional. You are
under no obligation to use Excel or R.