Data Science in a Box

Data Science in a Box

Data Science in a Box ( is an open-source project that aims to equip educators with concrete information on content and infrastructure for designing and painlessly running a semester-long modern introductory data science course with R. In this talk we outline five guiding pedagogical priniples that underlie the choice of topics and concepts introduced in the course as well as their ordering, highlight a sample of examples and assignments that demonstrate how the pedagogy is put into action, introduce `dsbox` -- the companion R package for datasets used in the course, and share sample student work and feedback. We will also walk through a quick start guide for faculty interested in using all or some of these resources in their teaching.


Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel

July 10, 2019