We would like to dedicate this book to Mrs. Margie Jackymack. Margie was an invaluable to this project who kept all of the moving parts organized. We are truly appreciative for your dedication and service.
It was a pleasure working with different people on the visual aspects of this project. We would also like to thank Michelle Reed for her ample input, support, and guidance in copyright, OER use and creation, and more. We thank Candy McCormic for the cover design. We are extremely grateful for the work from our assistant editors, Lindsey Dixon and John Merritt, and our copy editor Nathan Moore.
We would also like to thank the following people for their input while working on this project: Drs. Amy Earhart, Maryemma Graham, Rafia Mirza, Howard Rambsy II, Nikki Taylor,
We look forward to the future of data driven research. We are grateful to all of those who helped us creating this publication.
UTA CARES Grant Program
Creation of this OER was funded by the UTA CARES Grant Program, which is sponsored by UTA Libraries. Under the auspices of UTA’s Coalition for Alternative Resources in Education for Students (CARES), the grant program supports educators interested in practicing open education through the adoption of OER and, when no suitable open resource is available, through the creation of new OER or the adoption of library-licensed or other free content. Additionally, the program promotes innovation in teaching and learning through the exploration of open educational practices, such as collaborating with students to produce educational content of value to a wider community. Information about the grant program and funded projects is available online.