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Vance, Eric Associate Professor

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  • Eric Vance researches the micro- and macro-theory of statistical collaboration as it applies to the emerging field of data science. He innovates better ways to teach data science by integrating the humanities and employing best practices in team-based learning pedagogy.

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  • statistical collaboration, data science, statistical applications, professional skills, pedagogy

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  • AHUM 1825 - Inclusive Interdisciplinary Data Science for All
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Team-taught module-based course merges data science and the humanities without requiring prior experience in either one. Students will synthesize qualitative and quantitative approaches to urgent research questions and practice putting data to work in the world. They will learn to use data analysis, statistics, and basic programming skills to answer questions of human importance, while applying the central humanities skills of source critique, attention to human motives, contextualization, and argument.
  • APPM 1360 - Calculus 2 for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Continuation of APPM 1350. Focuses on applications of the definite integral, methods of integration, improper integrals, Taylor's theorem, and infinite series. Degree credit not granted for this course and MATH 2300.
  • APPM 2720 - Open Topics in Lower Division Applied Mathematics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics that are accessible to lower division Applied Mathematics students. These topics have the potential to be incorporated into the core APPM curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • APPM 4500 - Statistical Collaboration
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Educates and trains students to become effective interdisciplinary collaborators by developing the communication and collaboration skills necessary to apply technical statistics and data science skills to help domain experts answer research questions. Topics include structuring effective meetings and projects; communicating statistics to non-statisticians; using peer feedback, self-reflection and video analysis to improve collaboration skills; creating reproducible statistical workflows; working ethically. Same as STAT 5680.
  • APPM 5500 - Statistical Collaboration
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Educates and trains students to become effective interdisciplinary collaborators by developing the communication and collaboration skills necessary to apply technical statistics and data science skills to help domain experts answer research questions. Topics include structuring effective meetings and projects; communicating statistics to non-statisticians; using peer feedback, self-reflection and video analysis to improve collaboration skills; creating reproducible statistical workflows; working ethically. Same as STAT 4680.
  • APPM 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • STAT 2600 - Introduction to Data Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to importing, tidying, exploring, visualizing, summarizing, and modeling data and then communicating the results of these analyses to answer relevant questions and make decisions. Students will learn how to program in R using reproducible workflows. During weekly lab sessions students will collaborate with their teammates to pose and answer questions using real-world datasets.
  • STAT 4680 - Statistical Collaboration
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
    Educates and trains students to become effective interdisciplinary collaborators by developing the communication and collaboration skills necessary to apply technical statistics and data science skills to help domain experts answer research questions. Topics include structuring effective meetings and projects; communicating statistics to non-statisticians; using peer feedback, self-reflection and video analysis to improve collaboration skills; creating reproducible statistical workflows; working ethically. Same as STAT 5680.
  • STAT 5680 - Statistical Collaboration
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
    Educates and trains students to become effective interdisciplinary collaborators by developing the communication and collaboration skills necessary to apply technical statistics and data science skills to help domain experts answer research questions. Topics include structuring effective meetings and projects; communicating statistics to non-statisticians; using peer feedback, self-reflection and video analysis to improve collaboration skills; creating reproducible statistical workflows; working ethically. Same as STAT 4680.

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