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01/03 | Introduction | Slides (4 pages) | ||

01/05 | Science in CS | Slides (4 pages) | Is Computer Science Science? (Reading questions) | |

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01/10 | Qualitative vs. quantitative research | Slides (4 pages) | ||

01/12 | Study design and validity | Slides (4 pages) | The concept of external validity (Reading questions) | |

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01/17 | No class (holiday) | |||

01/19 | Experiment infrastructure | Slides (4 pages), Code | Science as Amateur Software Development (Reading questions) | |

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01/24 | Parametric and non-parametric statistics | Slides (4 pages) | A Practical Guide for Using Statistical Tests to Assess Randomized Algorithms in SE (Reading questions) | |

01/26 | Statistical analysis with R | Slides (4 pages), Code | ||

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01/31 | Significance/confidence/power | Slides (4 pages) | ||

02/02 | In-class exercise | |||

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02/07 | Common statistical tests | Slides (4 pages) | ||

02/09 | ANOVA | Slides (4 pages) | ||

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02/14 | (Generalized) linear models | Slides (4 pages) | ||

02/16 | In-class exercise | |||

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02/21 | No class (holiday) | |||

02/23 | Data visualization and reporting | Slides (4 pages) | ||

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02/28 | MC methods and bootstrapping | Slides (4 pages), Code | ||

03/02 | Qualitative research | Slides (4 pages) | ||

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03/07 | Project presentation | |||

03/09 | Wrap up |