The Peer Commentary assignment is one of the most important exercises in this class. It’s a chance for you to work with your classmates to learn different perspectives on approaching and coding statistics while also engaging in respectful feedback about the ways in which your peers code, comment their code, and work through coding and statistical problems.
(Please… no Bianca Del Rio-level shade in this class; we’ll all be making mistakes this semester).
Every week, once finished working on your Original Homework Code associated with your assigned Module (links to Homework can be found in the weekly entries on the Course Outline), you will be required to share your annoted/commented code as an R Markdown file with your weekly assigned Peer Group. At the end of your Original Homework Code, in a section labeled CHALLENGES, you will share a list of the three most difficult challenges you faced in writing your code, and what you did to overcome them. The Peer Group you share this code with will typically be a group of three, although depending on final class size it may be a group of two, and this group will change on a weekly basis (see below for your assigned groups). You must push your commented/annotated Original Homework Code to your homework repository, which you must share with your Peer Group and instructor, by 8:00 pm on Monday night. It is up to your group whether one or both of the other members work together to respectfully critique the others’ code, and groups are encouraged to meet over the weekend to discuss their code in person.
How should we be critiquing each others’ code? There are better and worse practices for doing so. In keeping with best practices, please keep in mind the following concerns:
Before every peer commentary, please read the Codementor guide on How to Effectively and Politely Critique Code. We will discuss this in class, but please also consider reviewing the Bosu et al. paper on effective coding feedback and, above all, be mindful in how you review your Peers’ code.
Although not required, you are encouraged to meet outside class so that you may work together on this process.
Ideally, as peer commenter you will give your comments back to your peer with enough time for them to take into account your comments and turn in an improved (and hopefully functional) Final Homework Code.
Students must have their Original Homework Code (with Challenges noted), Peer Commentaries, and Final Homework Code in their Homework repo by 5:00 pm on Sunday
In class, for 10 minutes, you will be given a chance to meet with your Peer Group in order to prioritize questions or challenges that your group would like to bring to the attention of the whole class.
We will then take 30 minutes of each class to address these challenges together, and see if other Peer Groups faced similar challanges or found unique solutions to each problem, and together will do our best to solve them.
Although grades will not be assigned for Peer Commentaries, if it comes to my attention that particular students are not actively participating in this process, it will be considered when negotiating their argument for their final grade.
The students currently enrolled in Fall 2021 (and their associated GitHub accounts) include:
And mine and Mel’s GitHub accounts are:
No Peer Commentary due.
Peer Group 1: Abigail Robinson, Marta Hammers, Victoria French
Peer Group 2: Miguel Rubio Garcia, Diego Alonso Larre, Zoe Albert
Peer Group 3: Kenny Cho, Natalia Kelley, Isabel Novick, Jordan Cox
Peer Group 4: Victoria Zdanowicz, Nirmiti Naik, Nicholas Beebe
Peer Group 5: Max Dippel, Elizabeth Varghese, Cecelia Gerstenbacher
Peer Group 6: Gabriel Vincencio Castellanos, Francis Short, Warrenkevin Henderson
Peer Group 1: Francis Short, Victoria Zdanowicz, Nirmiti Naik, Jordan Cox
Peer Group 2: Warrenkevin Henderson, Isabel Novick, Gabriel Vincencio Castellanos
Peer Group 3: Victoria French, Natalia Kelley, Abigail Robinson
Peer Group 4: Cecelia Gerstenbacher, Kenny Cho, Max Dippel
Peer Group 5: Elizabeth Varghese, Miguel Rubio Garcia, Diego Alonso Larre
Peer Group 6: Nicholas Beebe, Marta Hammers, Zoe Albert
Peer Group 1: Abigail Robinson, Natalia Kelley, Miguel Rubio Garcia
Peer Group 2: Diego Alonso Larre, Max Dippel, Isabel Novick
Peer Group 3: Nirmiti Naik, Elizabeth Varghese, Warrenkevin Henderson
Peer Group 4: Cecelia Gerstenbacher, Gabriel Vincencio Castellanos
Peer Group 5: Zoe Albert, Marta Hammers, Victoria French
Peer Group 6: Francis Short, Victoria Zdanowicz
Peer Group 1: Elizabeth Varghese, Natalia Kelley
Peer Group 2: Nirmiti Naik, Isabel Novick, Francis Short
Peer Group 3: Diego Alonso Larre, Zoe Albert, Gabriel Vincencio Castellanos
Peer Group 4: Warrenkevin Henderson, Abigail Robinson
Peer Group 5: Victoria French, Miguel Rubio Garcia, Cecelia Gerstenbacher
Peer Group 6: Max Dippel, Marta Hammers, Victoria Zdanowicz
Peer Group 1: Diego Alonso Larre, Max Dippel, Isabel Novick
Peer Group 2: Zoe Albert, Warrenkevin Henderson
Peer Group 3: Elizabeth Varghese, Miguel Rubio Garcia, Gabriel Vincencio Castellanos
Peer Group 4: Abigail Robinson, Nirmiti Naik, Cecelia Gerstenbacher
Peer Group 5: Francis Short, Victoria Zdanowicz, Natalia Kelley
Peer Group 6: Victoria French, Marta Hammers