# BIOL398-03/S13:Class Journal Week 9

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# Reflection

## Laura Terada Week 3 Journal

### Reflection

1. What aspect of this assignment came most easily to you?
• Doing the basic excel functions came the easiest to me (ex: average, stdev).
2. What aspect of this assignment was the most challenging for you?
• The most challenging part was in the sanity check section where we had to use all the filters, since I have never used that feature before.
3. What (yet) do you not understand?
• Nothing- the assignment was pretty straightforward!
4. Does "crunching" the data yourself help you to understand microarray experiments better? Why or why not?
• It doesn't help me to understand the experiment better, but it also doesn't NOT help me. I understood microarray experiments before this assignment; however, I suppose this helps me in developing the skills needed to deal with raw data.

Laura Terada 14:20, 2 April 2013 (EDT)

1. None of it came easily for me.
2. Using excel is hard for me and was very time consuming with the tediousness of this assignment,.
3. I need to review the statistics material, I had stats last semester but have apparently not retained much of what I learned.
4. No, I could have gained the same knowledghe I did during this assignment seeing a worksheet with everything already performed, doing this just took a lot of time.

Kevin Matthew McKay 15:10, 2 April 2013 (EDT)

## Kasey E. O'Connor Week 3 Journal

### Reflection

1. What aspect of this assignment came most easily to you?
• Sorting all the data and filtering came the easiest to me.
2. What aspect of this assignment was the most challenging for you?
• The most challenging part of the assignment was keeping all the columns straight because there were so many. Making sure that I was using the correct column and row for each equation got a little confusing with all of the data.
3. What (yet) do you not understand?
• There is nothing that I did not understand, it was a very easy assignment to follow because it was laid out so well.
4. Does "crunching" the data yourself help you to understand microarray experiments better? Why or why not?
• Looking at and analyzing the data definitely helped me to understand it more. I was having a hard time trying to figure out how the data was normalized, so going through the process cleared that up. I am also a big number person, so this was a good assignment for me.

Kasey E. O'Connor 18:08, 2 April 2013 (EDT)

## James P. McDonald Week 9 Journal

1. What aspect of this assignment came most easily to you?
• Finding the averages and standard deviations of the data using the excel formulas came the easiest to me.
2. What aspect of this assignment was the most challenging for you?
• Using the filtering function for the sanity check was challenging at first because it was the first time I had ever used it.
3. What (yet) do you not understand?
• There was no part of this assignment that I did not understand because the instructions were straightforward.
4. Does "crunching" the data yourself help you to understand microarray experiments better? Why or why not?
• I was initially unsure how the massive amounts produced by microarrays were analyzed but I now understand how this data can be organized efficiently.

James P. McDonald 21:02, 2 April 2013 (EDT)