Research-inspired enterprise

November 6th, 2008 by Jack Styczynski

I want to simplify this project as much as possible.  It should be a three-step process.

  1. Find a newsworthy statistic that interests you, preferably but not necessarily in your CD.
  2. Compare it to something.  (e.g. other geographic areas, the same statistic in previous years, etc.)
  3. Use reporting, and possibly more research, to determine and explain why your number compares as it does.  This will certainly involve identifying and interviewing experts on the subject.  In addition to getting them to explain “why,” you’ll probably want them to make suggestions for how to improve the number and/or predictions for the future.

Your grade will be based on how well you handle items 2 and 3.  I’m expecting 800-1000 words.

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