Making the jump from a research question to a method for answering that question can be complicated. Head over to Teaching and Learning with Technology at Reed to read my recent post: Translating research from question to query. First few lines are below…
Earlier this term, I heard from students in Noelwah Netusil’s natural resources economics class. They were hoping I could help them identify how many homes are within the Johnson Creek floodplain.
This is certainly a spatial problem, so using some spatial system — in this case, a GIS* — is a good first step. Another important challenge as researcher is to translate your question into something your analytical tool can understand… [read more]
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On 1/20 from 12pm-1pm in Vollum 126, I led a workshop on using R to produce data graphics that we can manipulate and interactive with.
(Screenshot of a shiny app developed with Logan Soich and available here.)
On 1/19 from 3pm-4pm in ETC 211, Dean Young and I led a workshop on getting started with the shiny package in R.
On 1/19 from 11am-12pm in Vollum 110, I led a workshop on a new way to create a reproducible senior thesis. I’ve put together a template for senior theses using RMarkdown. RMarkdown allows for the use of simple text editing commands and also interfaces with LaTeX without all of the overhead of actually typing a LaTeX document. I’ll demo the template and also show how to easily add your data analysis and output into your thesis using R. Continue reading
Join me this afternoon, 1/21 from 1-2pm, in ETC 211 for a workshop focusing on using Stata for data analysis.
Here are materials (Reed login required) for the workshop, including data, slides, and a “do file” with all the code we’ll be using. Continue reading
Join me in ETC 205 this afternoon from 1-2pm for a workshop on maps and mapping, working with some publicly-available local data via Metro/RLIS.
Below are some datasets for locally-relevant mapping. Take a look through the data and choose datasets that interest you. Click on the link and choose “download” (under Shapefile) to access the file. Continue reading
From 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, I’ll be leading a workshop in ETC 211. The title of the workshop is “Reproducible Research.” All are welcome!
The slides are available here. You’ll have a chance during the workshop to try some problems and work more with using R Markdown to produce reproducible reports. In addition, I will be giving a sneak preview of an R Markdown template for use on Senior Theses projects.
Cartoon created by Sidney Harris (The New Yorker).