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Homework 5

Print your homework out and submit it in person at the start of class (3:00pm) on Monday, February 27. Homework will not be accepted after 3:00pm on that day.

Part 1 (50 points): Coordinating with your project teammates, discuss potentially related work for your class project and identify at least 16 research papers (4-person groups) or at least 20 research papers (5-person groups) that are related to your class project. Then, split these papers up such that each team member is responsible for at least four. For this homework, each of you should pick at least four papers that are different from what your teammates are picking, read them, and prepare the corresponding part of your related work section of the paper. Ideally, each teammate should choose a set of four papers that are somewhat related to each other. Turn in the portion of the related work section of your final paper that discusses the four papers for which you are responsible.

Note that a related work section should not simply summarize each paper. Instead, you should connect the papers to describe what is known about the field. You should particularly note how your (proposed) project differs from or builds upon this prior work. You should include at least two sentences for each paper discussing how it relates to your project.

Part 2 (50 points): A handful of papers you have read so far in this class have used statistics to support their arguments. In particular, for this problem, you should consider the following four papers: Woodruff et al. (January 30); Shay et al. (February 6); Harbach et al. (February 20); Schechter et al. (February 20).

Skim back through these four papers and note what different statistical tests they use. Then, create and submit a table that shows how these four studies used different statistical tests. Use the following format for your table, where each row represents an analysis you found in one of the papers:

Note that even if a particular paper uses a particular test multiple times, you only need to report it once in your table. For example, if Shay et al. use the XYZ test 15 times and the ABC test 32 times, you only need to report once in your table that Shay et al. use the XYZ test (pick representative answers for each column of your table) and once that Shay et al. use the ABC test.

Part 3 (9-unit students should not do this part. 12-unit students will receive between 0 and 30 points for this part): Write a 3--7 sentence summary and short "highlight" for one optional reading assigned for the February 22 and 27 classes.