Tag Archives: R

Making EQAO data easyR to work with

Academic data, just like every other data set, usually consumes more time with cleaning and reshaping than analyzing and visualizing. One of the appeals of R is the ability to re-use code and it is in that spirit that I’ve … Continue reading

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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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Ontario Education Research in 140 Characters – OERS 2012

The seventh annual Ontario Education Research Symposium concluded today.  A new approach was employed this year to collect feedback in real time which was compiled and included as updates throughout the symposium.  Attendees were invited to send text messages when … Continue reading

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CSSE 2011: Research Tweets From the East Coast

To explore the tweets from the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 2011 conference I turned again to the twitteR package for R. My initial plan had been to compile the tweets at the end of CSSE, which seemed like a … Continue reading

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5 Tools for the Researcher Without a Budget

One of the things I enjoy about research is that each day is different. Many projects have a predictable progression from research question to data collection, analysis and reporting. Other requests are less structured and can fall anywhere on the … Continue reading

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End of an AERA – AERA 2011 through the eyes of Twitter and R

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) holds an annual meeting that brings together researchers from across North America.  This year the AERA conference was held from Friday April 8 to Tuesday April 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana and had the … Continue reading

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