The aim of the project is to follow a statistical analysis from the initial idea through to the final report. The detail at each stage will of course depend on your involvement in the project. If necessary, you can use statistical techniques beyond those covered in this course, but talk to me first. A well explained simple analysis will be marked better than a poorly explained complex one. You should do your own analysis of the data, but if you use data from others, you can refer to their papers for methods. You can also critically analyse their methods.