This course was an introduction to R including the application of the software for statistical analysis. Statistical concepts such as data preparation, type I & II errors, hypothesis testing, sampling etc were studied with application-oriented learning activities. The course culminated with a final project presentation.
The aim of the research project was to develop a visual map-based interface to the Downtown Eastside Research Access Portal (DTES-RAP). DTES-based journal articles were studied to identify places, organizations and topics. A design-thinking approach was followed, with stages to learn about user needs, build a model, and test it. A small study was carried out with community members with the approval of the human ethics board, to evaluate the current design and identify areas for improvement.
Developed a simple quick help website, designed to be useful for new international students arriving at the province of British Columbia.
Here I researched aspects around "personalisation" as applied by search engines and how they affect even academic users of the internet.