Paper
Draft & Paper Final (Class Project, ____ pts)
A
project that meets expectations (3) will have the following characteristics:

writing may contain some minor flaws

mostly accurate and clear use of statistical
terms

clearly introduces the problems/questions of
interest

selects a method that is generally matched to
the question of interest

applies some additional relevant analysis (such
as power analysis)

avoids contradictory statements, or redundant
analyses

provides basic interpretation of parameters,
should be accurate

includes clear statistical evidence for
statements in results & discussion

addresses suggestions from reviews

demonstrates the ability to apply lab lessons to a
novel data analysis

no major problems apparent in application
of categorical methods
Projects
much above expectations (1) will have the following characteristics:

writing of paper is clear and professional
(independent of content, seems well on its way to being published/presented)

no misuse or ambiguity regarding
statistical terms

clearly introduces several hypotheses

selects methods that are very well matched to
the questions of interest

applies additional relevant analyses that
require drawing on multiple lessons from semester (e.g. interrater reliability
analysis before cumulative logit model)

interpretation of parameter estimates made very
accessible to reader (e.g., finding appropriate ways to go beyond exp(beta))

for critical decisions made in the analysis
(e.g. cumulative versus adjacentcategory logits),
there are reasoned explanations for the decisions

includes a particularly well thought out
discussion of statistical results

includes improvements to paper beyond suggestions
in reviews

incorporates skills and statistical principles from
other classes, or otherwise goes beyond the material presented in class (e.g.,
application of other statistical knowledge such as issues related to multiple
testing.)
Project
well below expectations (5) will have the following characteristics:

does not meet several of the "meets
expectations" criteria
Final
Draft due _________ at noon

Please include your programming code (no
output)

You can include a "letter to the
reviewers" if desired (to justify certain decisions, include extra
information, draw attention to areas of major revision)