- Any student currently enrolled at Temple University can participate.
- Work individually or in teams.
- No registration required.
- Choose one of the three challenges and address one or more of the questions for that challenge.
What you can use
- Any software tool.
- Workshops and mentoring are offered throughout October.
What you should submit
- The story: A graphic that reflects the major findings of your data analysis.
- It can be in the form of charts, diagrams, or an infographic.
- The background: A brief description, one single-spaced page or less, describing what’s great about your analysis and your graphic.
- Highlight how your analysis helped you arrive at your conclusions.
- Highlight how your graphic illustrates your key findings.
How you should submit
- Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 P.M. on October 28, 2016.
- Make sure it’s clear which of the three challenges you’re addressing.
- Attach the graphic and the description as separate files to a single email message with the subject “Entry for Analytics Challenge”.
- The following must be clearly displayed on the graphic and on the one page-description: (1) the name of the challenge (Alexion, Amerisourcebergen, or Merck), (2) each team member’s name with their COLLEGE, their AccessNet ID (not TUID).
- Convert static graphics to PDF format. The one-page description must also be in PDF format. There are free tools that do this, such as PDF Creator.
- Interactive graphics must be self-contained and run without special software on any Windows 10 PC. Web-based graphics must run using the Chrome browser.
What happens after you submit
- You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your entry.
- Finalists will be notified by email by November 9, 2016.
- Finalists will present their work in front of the judging panel on November 16, 2016.
Your entry will be disqualified if…
- It is submitted after the deadline.
- The attachments won’t open or are in the wrong file format.
- Your interactive graphic won’t run.
- You don’t specify the challenge you are addressing.
- Team member names and their AccessNet IDs are not on both the graphic and the description.
How entries will be evaluated
All entries will be evaluated by the judges in two categories: visualization and analysis. Prizes will be awarded for each category separately and an entry can only win in a single category.
The specific criteria for each category are:
- Clarity (how well the graphic stands on its own without additional explanation)
- Novelty/creativity (originality of thought; surprising way of approaching the data)
- Insight (graphic aids understanding of the data)
- Utility (ability of the graphic to aid decision making)
- Relevance (analysis relates to the problem statement)
- Completeness (degree to which the analysis answers the stated question)
- Depth (sophistication of the analysis)
- Consistency (conclusions consistent with the analysis)