This project-based course capitalizes on student interests to formulate research questions with understanding of data limitations, conduct multi staged data analysis, and select proper data visualization and graphical representation tools. Students will learn advanced modern analytical tools and techniques essential for analysis in a variety of disciplines such as Climate, Environment, Nutrition and Health applications (knowledge of only one of these disciplines). This course also covers research design, the scientific method, data quality and validity, data management, and research ethics in data analysis. Students should attempt to identify data sets relevant to their specific interests prior to the course. Instructor will approve data set suitability. If students cannot identify appropriate datasets, the instructor will provide a dataset. Designated time outside of the classroom is required for each student to work with the team partner to provide and receive feedback on homework assignments. Lab/technical sessions will be conducted on Wednesdays.