This guide demonstrates how to use the Seven Bridges Genomics Platform to run a quality control pipeline to provide useful statistics to help judge the quality of alignments from genomic or transcriptomic experiments.
Explore the relationships between a region's political party affiliation and a variety of other data, using the data from the Federal Census. Hone in on potentially interesting variables with more rigorous statistical analysis and varied graphic techniques. There is evidence of many strong correlations between different variables and a region's party affiliation.
Focus on the 2012 Presidential election. Analysts like Nate Silver, Drew Linzer, and Sam Wang developed highly accurate models that correctly forecasted most or all of the election outcomes in each of the 50 states. We will explore how hard it is to recreate similarly successful models.
Using devices such as Jawbone Up, Nike FuelBand, and Fitbit it is now possible to collect a large amount of data about personal activity relatively inexpensively. These type of devices are part of the quantified self movement - a group of enthusiasts who take measurements about themselves regularly to improve their health, to find patterns in their behavior, or because they are tech geeks.