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ERIC Number: EJ1176521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Formula One--A Database Project from Start to Finish
Serapiglia, Anthony
Information Systems Education Journal, v16 n2 p34-39 Apr 2018
The following is an applied database scenario based on a single season in the FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship of auto racing. This scenario builds database understanding and skills through data modeling, data acquisition, creation of a database schema through a database management system, query construction, and report creation. In the United States, Formula One falls squarely in the realm of "niche" sports, yet is regarded as one of the largest and most popular sports world wide. Various agencies have measured television viewership of F1 to be the largest for a seasonal sporting league in the world and only surpassed by quadrennial events such as the World Cup of Soccer and the Olympic Games. This dynamic allows for a great opportunity for undergraduate students. While most students will not be familiar with F1, they will have a basic understanding of racing in general. Also, while not in the consciousness of most Americans, the amount of sources of data for F1 abound worldwide. This creates a fertile environment abundant of data and the opportunity for easy entry to understanding of the environment by the novice. Utilizing this scenario will require that students learn about the world that the data is describing, enriching the experience with the personalities and energy of a world class sporting environment. The environment also provides multiple points of focus for modularization, but taken as a whole, allows for a full database creation experience, from "start" to "finish"--from modeling to reporting with all aspects in between.
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Language: English
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