Readings to be read:
• White, E. P., Baldridge, E., Brym, Z. T., Locey, K. J., McGlinn, D. J., & Supp, S. R. (2013). Nine simple ways to make it easier to (re)use your data (e7v2). PeerJ Inc. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.7v2 (Links to an external site.)
• Cooper, A. (2014). Learning Analytics Interoperability – The Big Picture in Brief—Briefing-01.pdf. Cetis, University of Bolton, UK for the LACE Project (http://www.laceproject.eu). http://laceproject.eu/publications/briefing-01.pdf (Links to an external site.)
• Stodden, V., & Miguez, S. (2013). Best Practices for Computational Science: Software Infrastructure and Environments for Reproducible and Extensible Research (SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 2322276). Social Science Research Network. https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2322276 (Links to an external site.)
• Broman, K. W., & Woo, K. H. (2018). Data Organization in Spreadsheets. The American Statistician, 72(1), 2–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2017.1375989 (Links to an external site.)
• Wickham, H. (2014). Tidy Data. Journal of Statistical Software, 59(10). https://doi.org/10.18637/jss.v059.i10
Instruction on Reflection Paper:
The idea behind these papers is for you to demonstrate the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning through allowing you to respond to the readings.
Your assignment for these papers is to:
1. Briefly summarize the overall theme of the readings, taken together (Knowledge/Comprehension).
2. Point out tensions, contradictions, unaddressed issues, or points that you don’t understand in the readings (Evaluation).
3. As a rough guide, numbers 1 & 2 should take up about ¾ of the first page.
4. Demonstrate your own synthesis and application through relating your points from numbers 1 and 2 to a specific single example from your career, current or future (Application/Synthesis).
a. You should be very specific, but please refrain from using individuals’or organizational names, rather refer to them either with pseudonyms or by title (such as “a 10thgrade English teacher”, or “the principal”).
b. Do not use an example from this course.
c. Through the example, your aim is to demonstrate your application of what you have learned from the readings, and how you may (or may not) be able to apply what you have learned.
(Note: This section of the paper should be the majority (it should take up the entire second page, if not more).
5.In the final paragraph of your reflection, you should make sure that you bring the reading back to your example application, to ensure that you have integrated the reading and your single specific example. However, better is to integrate the reading throughout your example.
6.Your purpose in these reflection papers is to demonstrate your new knowledge through the application of the reading through an evaluation of your very specific example.
7.Each reflection paper should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced.
8.Linking to previous readings in the course is highly recommended.( you don’t need to worry about it)
9.Providing references for any of the works you are citing or referring to is required.