From 2005 to 2007, I was a second grade teacher at Bel Pre Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. It was the hardest job I’ve ever done. But I learned so much about teaching during that time (as well as my education master’s program) that it was anything but a waste. Recently, I’ve … Read More about How teaching second graders helps me teach R
I describe my Fundamentals of R course as taking a “Tidyverse-centric approach.” If you’re new to R, you might be wondering what the heck I’m talking about. Here’s my explanation as to what the Tidyverse is and why I use it to teach R. The Tidyverse is described as: … an … Read More about What is a Tidyverse-centric approach?
Take a look at most R courses and they’re pitched to aspiring data scientists. They say things like, “learn R and you can get a great job working at one of the many companies that use it to do data science.” Take a look at the bios of many of the most prominent R users and you’ll see … Read More about Is R just for data scientists?
This post comes from the R for the Rest of Us newsletter. If you want to get more content like this delivered to your inbox, sign up today. Last week I published the latest post in the My R Journey series. It is with Rika Gorn, Director of Data Analytics & Reporting … Read More about Lessons for Learning R
I have a confession: the only statistics I do in R are descriptive statistics. I have only very occasionally used R for t tests, chi square, linear regression, or other inferential stats. Why, you might be wondering, would I use software designed by and for statisticians, data scientists, and … Read More about I “only” use R for descriptive stats — and that’s OK
Does your workflow look anything like this? Receive dataImport data to SPSSDo data cleaning and analysis in SPSSExport data to ExcelMake figures in ExcelCopy figures from Excel to WordWrite your report This, or some slight variation on it, is the workflow than many of us in evaluation use. … Read More about Never roll that ball of yarn twice