EDH 7916: Contemporary Research in Higher Education

Spring 2020

A course in quantitative research workflow for students in the higher education administration program at the University of Florida

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Lessons

Workshop modules are listed in order of the course. The R script () and data () used to create each module will be linked at the top of the page.

A note on directory structure

All modules assume the directory structure below.

student_<your_last_name>/
|
|__ data/
|   |
|   |-- lesson1.rds
|   |-- lesson2.rds
|   |...
|
|__ scripts/
|   |
|   |-- lesson1.R
|   |-- lesson2.R
|   |...

When running scripts in RStudio, the working directory should be path/to/student_<your_last_name>/scripts. You can check in RStudio by typing getwd() in the console. For example, let’s say you’ve cloned your personal repo into your home directory within a folder called edh7916. Then you should see (if on a Mac):

> getwd()
[1] "/Users/bts/edh7916/student_skinner/scripts"

Lessons

  1. Introduction
  2. Organizing
  3. Data Wrangling I: Enter the {tidyverse}
  4. Data Wrangling II: Appending, joining, and reshaping data
  5. Data Wrangling III: Working with strings and dates
  6. Functional programming

Supplemental