Statistics Lab

Missing and Late Work Policy

Due dates have been established to help you stay on track and discourage procrastination. But "life happens". Maybe you are sick, have a dentist appointment, or need a mental health day. The reason does not matter. I have a three-day grace period on everything except the SPSS analysis you do for a team assignment and the team presentation. During the grace period, you can submit something late. You will "pay" me 5% for each grace day you are late. After the grace period ends, so does your opportunity to submit. Want to erase late fees? Earn bonus points and cash them in for this "reward" at the end of the semester. 

What if I need more time beyond the three-day grace period?

If you cannot submit something by the end of the grace period because of an unforeseen, unavoidable, and justifiable reason, you may contact me (via email or a direct message in Canvas) to request an extension. You will need to tell me which graded activity was or will be missed and why. Documentation may be required. IMPORTANT: requests for an extension must be made a soon as possible. Waiting too late might result in a request denial. Also, you will still incur late fees - but these will be capped at 15%. Remember, you can always erase them later using bonus points. 

Unable to participate in a team assignment?

To receive full credit on a team assignment, two things must happen. 1. you must be physically present in that day's lab, and 2. you must submit your own SPSS analysis for that team assignment on or before the day the team assignment is due. If only 1 or 2 is satisfied, whatever the team gets on the assignment, you will get half of that. Because the team relies on everyone doing the analysis (to make sure it was done correctly), you cannot submit your SPSS analysis late! However, the good news is that you can use reward points at the end of the semester to drop up to 2 team assignments.

A late team assignment?

Because you will conduct your data analysis individually before the lab and then work on the final touches during the lab - there should be no reason for a late team assignment. If you are going to be late, you must contact me immediately so I can assess the reason and determine the consequences. More often than not, when a team assignment is turned in late it is because the person designated to turn it in dropped the ball. To prevent this, a team leader will be formally designated for each team assignment. If the team leader does not submit the otherwise ready team assignment - he/she will receive the late fee, not the team.  If the team assignment is submitted late because the team was not ready, then all members of the team will receive the late fee. Note that the 3-day grace period and the 5% per day fee applies to both scenarios (late leader, late team).

Missing the team presentation

 

You must be present for the team presentation at the end of the semester. This is considered the lab final. If you miss it, you must document your reason and receive approval for accommodation. Note that you have to have an unforeseen, unavoidable, and justifiable reason for missing a final! If you miss the team presentation and your reason is accepted, you will be required to give the presentation on your own at a later date.