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This course is designed to supplement and build on the content covered at http://moderndive.com and the slides at http://bit.ly/soc301-slides. It assumes that you have completed the Introduction to R course on DataCamp.
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  1. 1

    Applying R Basics

    Free

    Exploring the basics of R on a data set based on the fivethirtyeight.com "Most Police Don’t Live In The Cities They Serve" article.

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    Investigate the properties of a data frame
    100 xp
    Identify observational unit
    50 xp
    Create a vector
    100 xp
    Subset and index a vector
    50 xp
    Subset and index a vector again.
    100 xp
  2. 2

    Tidy Data

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    Look into tidy data properties on data sets used in articles from fivethirtyeight.com in the fivethirtyeight R package

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  3. 3

    Scatter-plots & Line-graphs

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    Create and analyze different plots relating two numerical variables via the ggplot2 package using datasets in and derived from the fivethirtyeight R package

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  4. 4

    Histograms & Boxplots

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    Make and interpret different plots relating one categorical variable to one numerical variable via the ggplot2 package using datasets in and derived from the fivethirtyeight R package

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  5. 5

    Barplots

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    Generate and examine barplots displaying one categorical variable or relationships between multiple categorical variables via the ggplot2 package using datasets in and derived from the fivethirtyeight R package

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    dplyr Review

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    Create a new column in a data frame, modify an existing column, and sort by one or more columns using the dplyr package. Review the main ideas of the Five Main Verbs of dplyr - filter, summarize, group_by, mutate, and arrange.

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Cost of livingDivision regionDivisionsIdeologyPolice localsTotal fertility
Chester Ismay HeadshotChester Ismay

Data Science Evangelist at DataRobot

Chester leads data science, machine learning, and data engineering in-person workshops for DataRobot University with DataRobot. He built (and helped instructors build) R, Python, SQL, and Spreadsheets courses for DataCamp first as a Curriculum Lead and then as Head of Content Development. He obtained a PhD in Statistics from Arizona State University and has taught courses and led workshops in mathematics, computer science, statistics, data science, and sociology. He is co-author of the fivethirtyeight R package and author of the thesisdown R package. He is also a co-author of ModernDive, an open-source textbook for introductory statistics and data science students using R.
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