This intensive Summer Fellowship program is a broad survey of applied research methods and tools involving both structured (i.e., data tables) and unstructured (i.e., text, multimedia) data.
|Multiple $1,000 fellowships are available for Summer 2019. Only the following applicants are eligible to apply:
FDR Scholars Receive:
FDR Scholar Expectations & Commitments:
The Fellowship Program is broken into three sections:
Fundamentals of Data Research Certificate: Fellows will spend the first eight weeks earning an official non-credit Baylor Certificate in the Fundamentals of Data Research. The framework for the Certificate is based on the UK data life cycle which includes six stages: planning research, collecting data, processing & analyzing data, publishing & sharing data, preserving data, and reusing data. About 25% of the content focuses on planning research, publishing & sharing data, and preserving data; about 25% focuses on collecting or finding data, and about 50% on visualization and analysis.
Integration into Fellow’s Research: Fellows will spend the remainder of the Program working directly with our instructors to integrate and apply these new skills into their research project.
Campus Presentation: Fellows will then prepare a short presentation highlighting their research and how they are integrating new data research tools and methods. Presentations will be held in the Fall semester 2019. (Students enrolled in 100% distance education courses can present online via WebEx.)
Completely online program!
The Certificate in the Fundamentals of Data Research is completely online. The weekly consultations may be conducted entirely online via WebEx or in person on campus. Only the campus presentations in the Fall semester 2019 require Fellows to be present on campus.