Final Project Instructions
ENGL/RELI 39 Introduction to DH: Final Projects
In the final project, students will collaboratively create an online project that applies the methods and technologies learned in class to research questions about a specific topic in the Humanities.
As we’ve discussed this semester, be sure:
- your data set and sources are appropriate to address your research questions
- your methodologies are appropriate for your research questions
- your research questions can be answered using these methodologies on that particular data set or sources
- the tools or technology applied are appropriate for your methodology and research questions
- the group works collaboratively, communicating and working together according to its established charter, and revising the charter collectively if necessary
The final project will be assessed on:
- appropriateness of data set/sources for research questions
- whether research questions address issues of significance for humanistic concerns
- relevance of methodologies and technologies for research questions/data/sources
- how effectively the methodologies and technologies have been applied for research
- documentation of sources and methods (including documentation of who has contributed what to the project; you may use pseudonyms online if you wish, but I need to know who you are)
- explanation and analysis of research and the significance and meaning of the conclusions
- visual aesthetetics (whether the colors, web layout, and visuals contribute to or detract from the argument)
There will be a group grade and an individual grade.
- For full credit on the individual grade, you must link to the project on your own main domain (either write a blog post about it or add it to your menu or list of links) or email me as to why you wish not to (e.g., issues of privacy).
- For full credit on the group grade, you must fill out a peer and self evaluation.
Final Project Grade, overall worth 30% of your final course grade
Proposal + preliminary bibliography 10%
Presentation in class 16.67%
Final project group grade 33.33%
Final project individual grade 33.33%
- No more than 10 minutes: time yourselves
- Present your topic, data set/sources, research questions, methods/technologies, preliminary results and analysis. (PRELIMINARY because you will not be done.)
- You may use powerpoint type slides or your website, but not both.
- Not everyone needs to speak, but everyone will be on stage; consider having one person operate the computer for the slides/website
- Look at the audience, not the screen
- Presentation will be evaluated on how effectively you conveyed your topic, data set/sources, research questions, methods/technologies, preliminary results and analysis. It will be a group grade.
- Dr S will provide feedback so you can finish and refine your project by the deadline.
Nov 17 in class: Proposals and Charters due
Nov 19: Work on projects, email Dr. S with an update by 2:45 (points removed from final project grade if no email OR if no substantial progress has been made).
CLASS WILL NOT MEET: YOU MAY USE OUR CLASSROOM AS A WORKSPACE IF YOU LIKE.
Tues Dec 1: In class, groups meet with Dr. S to trouble-shoot
Have a BETA version of your website ready. (Points removed from group grade if not available)
Dec 2: Dr S will have office hours
Dec 3: In class presentations: no more than 10 minutes per project; time yourselves.
Final projects must be 100% complete and online by 3 pm Tuesday December 8. To turn it in: write a blog post on the Group Blog: Give it the category “Final Presentation.”