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Does news coverage boost support for presidential candidates in the Democratic primary?

September 28, 2019
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Does news coverage boost support for presidential candidates in the Democratic primary?

Matt Grossmann noted the close relationship between the amount of news coverage candidates in the Democratic primary have been receiving and their polling numbers. Presidential candidate poll standing & prior week cable TV news share are correlated at .9Harris got a bump in news coverage after the 1st debate that faded with her polls; Warren's news coverage rose relative to Sanders with...

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Comparing `panelr` and `plm`

May 20, 2019
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Comparing `panelr` and `plm`

It has been just a little more than a day since I announced my new R package, panelr, to the wider world. My new #rstats package, panelr, is now on CRAN. Learn more about this package that has become essential for my workflow with panel data here: https://t.co/1tlwlcA5qc— Jacob Long (@jacobandrewlong) May 20, 2019 Quite frankly, I’ve been surprised by the level...

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A new package for panel data analysis in R

May 18, 2019
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A new package for panel data analysis in R

It has been a long time coming, but my R package panelr is now on CRAN. Since I started work on it well over a year ago, it has become essential to my own workflow and I hope it can be useful for others. panel_data object class One key contribution, that I hope can help other developers, is the creation of a panel_data object class. It...

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A new package for panel data analysis in R

May 18, 2019
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A new package for panel data analysis in R

It has been a long time coming, but my R package panelr is now on CRAN. Since I started work on it well over a year ago, it has become essential to my own workflow and I hope it can be useful for others. panel_data object class One key contribution, that I hope can help other developers, is the creation of a panel_data object class. It...

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Generate correlation matrices with complex survey data in R

February 5, 2017
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Generate correlation matrices with complex survey data in R

The survey package is one of R’s best tools for those working in the social sciences. For many, it saves you from needing to use commercial software for research that uses survey data. However, it lacks one function that many academic researchers often need to report in publications: correlations. The svycor function in jtools (more info) helps to fill that gap. An initial note,...

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Generate correlation matrices with complex survey data in R

February 5, 2017
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Generate correlation matrices with complex survey data in R

The survey package is one of R’s best tools for those working in the social sciences. For many, it saves you from needing to use commercial software for research that uses survey data. However, it lacks one function that many academic researchers often need to report in publications: correlations. The svycor function in jtools (more info) helps to fill that gap.

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Some R basics for SPSS users

November 20, 2016
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Some R basics for SPSS users

There are a lot of reasons to use R instead of my field’s standby software, SPSS. With that said, I won’t get into them here. Instead, I just want to talk about a few things in R that might help a beginner get the hang of it. If you’re moving from SPSS and are just a social scientist with...

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