EDH 7916: Contemporary Research in Higher Education

Summer 2020 (Session C)

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

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Schedule

Prior to first meeting, please follow the software link to download and install all relevant software.

In the schedule below, items are marked as follows:

Weeks begin on Monday and end on Sunday. Assignments are due on Sunday evening by 11:59 p.m. EDT in the week noted.

Week Topic
Week 1
(5/11 - 5/17)
> Course welcome
> Getting and installing required software
> Introduction to R
> Introduction to Markdown
Week 2
(5/18 - 5/24)
> Organizing a script and project directory
+ Supplemental: Getting higher education data from common sources
< Assignment 1
Week 3
(5/25 - 5/31)
> Data wrangling I: Enter the Tidyverse
+ Supplemental: Data wrangling with base R
< Assignment 2
< Final project: proposal
Week 4
(6/1 - 6/7)
> Data wrangling II: Appending, joining, and reshaping data
< Assignment 3
Week 5
(6/8 - 6/14)
> Data visualization with ggplot2
< Assignment 4
Week 6
(6/15 - 6/21)
> Creating research reports with RMarkdown
< Assignment 5
< Supplemental problem sets so far (if any)
NO CLASS TWO WEEK BREAK (6/22 - 7/5)
Week 7
(7/6 - 7/12)
> Data wrangling III: Working with strings and dates
< Assignment 6
< Final project: initial set of analyses
Week 8
(7/13 - 7/19)
> Inferential tests and models
< Assignment 7
Week 9
(7/20 - 7/26)
> Functional programming
< Assignment 8
Week 10
(7/27 - 8/2)
> Data wrangling IV: A philosophy of data wrangling
< Assignment 9
< Final project: draft of final report
Week 11
(8/3 - 8/9)
+ Supplemental: Interactive graphics
< Assignment 10
Week 12
(8/10 - 8/14)
+ Supplemental: Webscraping
< Final project: final report
< Supplemental problem sets from after break (if any)