Due: Friday, December 13 at 5pm. Submit on Canvas
This is it! Finish and submit the research paper that you've been working on this quarter. You have all the tools; now it's about finishing what you started.
As a reminder, when you're done, you can work with your TA to submit your research to a non-archival track in a top conference in your field, and get a conference grant from VPUE to support up to $1,500 to travel to the conference and present it if it gets accepted.
You've likely made a lot of progress since your draft paper. Go ahead and flesh out your Results, Discussion, and Conclusion sections. Use the outline for these sections that you drafted off your model paper, or revise that outline as needed. As a reminder:
You've also received peer review feedback as well as feedback from your TA. Integrate these into your final submission. This feedback will likely involve minor or major revisions to your introduction, related work, approach, or other sections.
Include a brief changelog (no more than a few paragraphs) that details the major changes you made between your draft submission and final submission.
"What if it fails?" Sometimes, the results don't come out the way that you'd hope. That's an expected — and even important — part of science. Report the negative results, and unpack for us why you think it didn't turn out the way you hoped. I often tell my graduate students: "If we knew for sure that it would work, it wouldn't be research." In the case of negative results, we will evaluate your final paper based on your effectiveness at unpacking the reasons why the idea didn't play out in the way that your thesis expected it to. You are welcome to do follow-up work if you have bandwidth.
Submit your final paper in the format specified by your section. Total word length should be 4000-5000 words, not including references.
Generally, teams work constructively together to complete projects. It's important for us to know whether this is the case in your project. In the case of substantially imbalanced contribution, we will adjust participation grades to compensate.
So we can understand this, each member of the team needs to fill out the team feedback form by the paper deadline. We will not return grades to your team until every team member has submitted the form.
Submit a PDF to Canvas containing (1) your final paper, (2) your changelog, (3) a link to your Overleaf document, and (4) any code you wrote for this paper. This code could be a link to the colab, a link to a github repository, analysis scripts, etc. This is a group assignment; create a group for your team, and one member should submit on behalf of the group.
In addition, all team members must individually submit the team feedback form.
Your final paper will be graded on the following rubric:
If the paper is over or under the word limit, the project will lose 10% credit. Being appropriately pithy is a skill!