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Due date: by 11:59 PM ET at the end of Week 6. 
For this project, you will use the  class data posted in the “Shared Data” Discussion containing the Week 5  Water Footprint Data Tables. 
This data project will address Course Outcomes 1 and 3:

interpret quantitative information to determine effects of human  activity on the environment and to evaluate environmentally sustainable  decisions
effectively communicate and use scientific evidence regarding human  impact on the environment with emphasize on sustainability and global  citizenship

Description
This data project will be composed of two parts. 
In Part I of your report, you will compile class data from the Week 5  Eco Moment on your water usage (found in the “Shared Data” Discussion,  under Water Calculator Data) and summarize/analyze it with Excel (or  similar spreadsheet program).  Discuss what trend(s) you see in the  class data that relate to course concepts.  Think about the best way to  present your findings–tabular or graphical form?  There is no “right  answer” here, as long as you pick a format that highlights your main  findings and support your table(s) and/or graph(s) with clear text that  interpret the results.  Do any of the findings surprise you?  Why or why  not? 
In Part II, you will research and discuss possible solutions to the  environmental problems reflected in the class data. Here, you will want  to support your argument with reliable, scientific resources (e.g.,  peer-reviewed scientific papers, white papers, and government websites).  Be sure to end with a strong concluding paragraph that summarizes the  main data trend(s), along with the merits and relevance of your chosen  solution(s).
Format
The page limit for your written report for both Part I and Part II is  2 pages, plus 1 page for the data table/graph(s) you use to present  your findings in Part I. The page limit does not include an  optional title page, the reference list, and the appendix with the raw  class data. The report should be double-spaced with one-inch margins all  around and use a 12-pt font.
Here is the order in which to present the various project components:

Part I = describe the class data we collected, include the  methodology, relevant web tool (if applicable), the mean and sample size  for each result, table/graph(s) that depict the main findings and/or  trends; interpret the table/graph(s) for the reader
Part II = summarize research on possible solutions; be sure to  incorporate reliable in-text citations and focus on relevant, attainable  solutions
Reference List
Appendix of Raw Data = screenshot or copy in the Excel table showing all the class data (no analysis or mean)

NSCI 362

Data Projects – Grading Rubric

Criterion Meets Expectations Below Expectations Missing or Incorrect

Reported Personal

Data

(10 points possible)

10-9

Shared complete data in “Shared

Data” Discussion on time and in

required format.

8-7

Shared incomplete data in

“Shared Data” Discussion or

shared data late.

6-0

Shared incomplete data in

“Shared Data” Discussion and

shared data late.

Data Compilation

(10 points possible)

10-9

Accurately compiled data from

the class discussions. Raw data

was included as an Appendix.

8-7

Accurately compiled data from

the class discussions with a few

errors. Raw data was included as

an Appendix.

6-0

Accurately compiled data from

the class discussions with many

errors and/or raw data was

omitted.

Data Analysis

(25 points possible)

25-22

Accurately summarized and

described the data with

appropriate use of tables and

graphs.

21-16

Summarized and described the

data with some errors or

inappropriate use of tables and

graphs.

15-0

Data summary was flawed and/or

omitted key points; ineffective

use of tables and graphs.

Solutions Explored

(45 points possible)

45-41

Researches and proposes 2-3

relevant solutions to the

environmental problems exposed

in the data analysis.

40-32

Researches and proposes 1

relevant solution to the

environmental problems exposed

in the data analysis.

31-0

Proposes weak or irrelevant

solutions to the environmental

problems exposed in the data

analysis.

Scholarly APA

References

(10 points possible)

10-9

3-4 reliable scientific resources

incorporated. All references in

APA style, properly cited with in-

text and reference listings.

8-7

2 reliable scientific resources

incorporated. References in APA

style, properly cited with in-text

and reference listings.

6-0

No or only one reliable scientific

resource incorporated. Improper

use of APA style and/or missing

in-text and reference listings.

Effective Writing

(10 points possible)

10-9

Well organized, no

stylistic/grammatical errors

8-7

Organized, few

stylistic/grammatical errors

6-0

Poor organization, many

stylistic/grammatical errors

Format

(10 points possible)

10-9

Paper met all of the formatting

guidelines:

2 pp report and 1p table/graph(s)

(excludes title page, reference

list, and raw data appendix);

double-spaced, 12-pt font and 1”

margins

8-7

Paper met most of the formatting

guidelines:

2 pp report and 1p table/graph(s)

(excludes title page, reference

list, and raw data appendix);

double-spaced, 12-pt font and 1”

margins

6-0

Paper few most of the formatting

guidelines:

2 pp report and 1p table/graph(s)

(excludes title page, reference

list, and raw data appendix);

double-spaced, 12-pt font and 1”

margins

TOTAL 105 or more 84 or more 0 or more

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