This course will be co-taught with Mrs. Vobrak. Mr. Venturi will be covering data science and how it pertains to research. Students will explore the new and young field of data science at an introductory level that provides a broad overview of the use and application of data science in daily life. Moreover, students will learn to think critically with regard to the ethics of data collection and analysis in research, industry, and government. Programming will be an integral part of the course material and assignments. Students will learn how to program in R, a program for statistics and data science. Overall, topics that are covered include introductory statistics, use and ethics of data analysis, collection, and use, and programming of data analysis programs in R.