Category Archives: Quantitative analysis

An introduction to R, RStudio, and R Markdown with GIFs!

The development of the bookdown package from RStudio in the summer of 2016 has facilitated greatly the ability of educators to create open-source materials for their students to use. It expands to more than just academic settings though and it … finish reading An introduction to R, RStudio, and R Markdown with GIFs!

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Updated R Markdown thesis template

In October of 2015, I released an R Markdown senior thesis template R package and discussed it in the blogpost here. It was well-received by students and faculty that worked with it and this past summer I worked on updating … finish reading Updated R Markdown thesis template

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R Markdown senior thesis template

“Science is reportedly in the middle of a reproducibility crisis.” This is the claim of quite a few these days including an article from ROpenSci which directly references another article by The Conversation. But what is “reproducible research” and how … finish reading R Markdown senior thesis template

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Creating nice tables using R Markdown

One of the neat tools available via a variety of packages in R is the creation of beautiful tables using data frames stored in R. In what follows, I’ll discuss these different options using data on departing flights from Seattle … finish reading Creating nice tables using R Markdown

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Why should students at a small liberal arts college learn R?

From an educational philosophy perspective, learning to program is well aligned with what we strive to teach our students. Becoming proficient in statistical programming requires the ability to think critically about complex problems, to develop scientific research questions, and to … finish reading Why should students at a small liberal arts college learn R?

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Workshop: Data analysis + visualization

For the economics junior seminar workshop this afternoon, please find datafiles and code here.

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Geocoding

Recently, I have been assisting several students with geocoding projects for their classes and thesis projects, using geocoding functionality in R. To document this work I have put together several tutorials and resources for students and faculty to use.

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Workshop: Stata for Econometrics

On Thursday, 1/19/15, I will be presenting a workshop for Econometrics students on how to use Stata in preparation for the first homework assignment. Come join in! Workshop materials are here. Log in to a computer and download the zipped … finish reading Workshop: Stata for Econometrics

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Workshop: Analysis using Stata : Psych Edition (Paideia)

From 1pm-2pm on Friday, 1/23/2015 I’ll be leading an Introduction to Stata in ETC 211. Come join in! Materials for the workshop are here. (PSYCH_stata_workshop) Download the zipped file to your desktop, unzip it, and change your working directory to that … finish reading Workshop: Analysis using Stata : Psych Edition (Paideia)

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Workshop: Introduction to Stata, Paideia 2015

From noon-1pm on Thursday, 1/22/2015 I’ll be leading an Introduction to Stata in ETC 205. Come join us! Materials for the workshop are here. Download the zipped file to your desktop, unzip it, and change your working directory to that file … finish reading Workshop: Introduction to Stata, Paideia 2015

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