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In this cohort of The Data Mine, students will gain expertise in advanced statistical and analytical techniques and research methods directly related to their field of study in the psychological sciences. Courses will offer hands-on research experiences directed by faculty members. Students will be expected to develop a research project plan, relate the objectives of the project to research literature, execute the project plan and communicate the results of their project. 

Note:  There are two cohorts in The Data Mine for Pyschology.  Pyschology II is for current students.  If you are an incoming/prospective student please visit The Data Mine - Psychology I profile page.  

Eligibility

  • Preferred major in Psychological Sciences or Brain and Behavioral Sciences

  • Students must have completed an introductory statistics course that meets prerequisites for the advanced course they will enroll in

  • Incoming/prospective students, please visit The Data Mine - Psychology I profile page

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community must reside in Hillenbrand Hall
  • Information on this residence hall can be found here
  • Students who are required to reside in a different residence hall (e.g. due to the Honors College or athletics participation) or who do not sign a housing contract may not participate in this learning community
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community

Duration

Fall and Spring semesters

Associated Classes

All students will take:

STAT 19000 1 credit per semester -- The Data Mine I and II

and students will take 3-6 additional credit hours, depending on concentration and classification.  The specific courses will be discussed between the faculty mentor, academic advisor, and the student.

Events and Activities Included:

  • Weekly dinners with LC participants
  • Tour of Purdue’s computational facilities
  • Social gatherings with LC members
  • Seminars by visiting speakers including practicing actuaries and data scientists
  • Meals with campus and community leaders
  • Game / recreation nights
  • Career and graduate school panels

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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