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R as GIS: Working Out Projections

In addition to the convenience that R offers for data cleaning, analysis and automating reporting, it also has the capacity to complete a variety of mapping (GIS) tasks.  Following are a few R snippets to help get started using the … Continue reading

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AERO 2015: Making Shared Twitter Links Useful with R

On Friday December 4th, AERO hosted its annual fall conference at the Old Mill.  The speakers included: Dr. Joe Kim, McMaster University, “The Science of Durable Learning” Don Buchanan, Hamilton Wentworth  DSB , E-BEST, “Putting education in ‘educational’ apps: Lessons … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Reproducible Research in R: What you need and Where to get it

You have been persuaded that engaging in Reproducible Research is worth your time and effort and now you want to get started. This post is a quick overview of the steps you need to take to install LaTeX and make … Continue reading

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#AERA15 and Ontario School Board Research

The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2015 Annual Meeting will be starting this Thursday, April 16th with more than 14,000 people participating in over 2,600 sessions. This year AERA is being held in Chicago Illinois with the theme Toward Justice: … Continue reading

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#OERS15 – Looking Closer at the Shared Links

Of the 2,654 tweets, 744 (29%) included a link. Of those 744, 204 links were retweeted 540 times.  Taking a closer look at the kinds of links that were posted, photos were the most frequent kind of link shared: Photo … Continue reading

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#OERS15 – Promoting Well-being – Evidence to support Implementation of the Renewed Vision

Last week people from across Ontario came toToronto to attend the 10th annual Ontario Education Research Symposium. Over 400 people from schools, boards, post-secondary institutions, communities and networks met together to learn and share about well-being. The event featured: a … Continue reading

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6 Forms of Bias That Weaken Your Research

Dr. John Ioannidis’ 2005 article “Why Most Published Research Findings are False” is a provocative reflection on how vulnerable research can be to bias. With citation in over 1,400 papers over the last 9 years (http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020124 ) Ioannidis has inspired and … Continue reading

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