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Tidying IPEDS Data in R

If you’ve downloaded enough data from the IPEDS Data Center using the “Compare Institutions” interface, you’ve probably realized that, …

Why Use R for Institutional Research? Part 1, Many Models

Introduction I first heard about R when I was in graduate school in 2008 and fellow students used it to analyze their data. I didn’t …

Fellow R Instructors: Beware of the Curse of Knowledge!

The Curse of Knowledge in Everyday Life Several years ago my friend Lauren asked me for my recipe for BBQ seitan. I love food-related …

ggplot2: Going Beyond the Defaults

With ggplot2 - the ubiquitous tool for making plots in R - you can create beautiful data visualizations without doing much to the …

A Brief History of NBA Three-Point Attempts: 1998 to 2018 Seasons

On October 29, 2018, in a game against the Chicago Bulls, Klay Thompson attempted 24 three-pointers, making 14 of them; both marks set …

An Analysis of Gender Disparity Among Higher Education Chief Administrators

The chief administrator job of a higher education institution is, as the title implies, the pinnacle of careers in academic …

Popularity of Various Data Analytic Tools at AIR Forums

Data: It’s become a cliche to say that it’s everywhere and in quantities that are unimaginable. But data in its raw form, whether in a …