Eric Slud Spring 2017
GUIDELINES ON THE STAT 730 PROJECT PAPER
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(1) The final project will be due Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6pm.
(2) The project will consist of a 10-15 page paper on a Time Series
topic, with up to 5 pages of computer output and exhibits in
the case of a data-analysis.
(3) Whether the paper is expository or data-analytic, you will be
required to connect the material to a theoretically justified
methodology as described in some book-chapter(s) or paper(s). You must
present the assumptions underlying the method clearly, with scholarly
references to your source material as appropriate.
(4) You should check with me by May 1 to confirm that your choice of
paper topic is suitable, in the sense that there is source material
accessible to your level of mathematical and statistical understanding.
In case the goal of your paper is to explore or analyze a dataset, it is
your responsibility to make sure that the assumptions underlying the
method(s) that you want to use are suitable for the dataset.
(5) The criteria for grading the paper will be: clarity of presentation
and thoroughness in connecting the material,
data-analyutic or expository, to the time series topics covered
in the course. A polished paper with little connection to the course
material will not receive a high grade.