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How to write your own R package and publish it on CRAN

July 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

R is a great resource for data management, statistics, analysis, and visualization — and it becomes better every day. This is to a large part because of the active community that continuously creates and builds extensions for the R world. If you want to contribute to this community, writing a package ...
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Efficient Data Management in R

February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The software environment R is widely used for data analysis and data visualization in the social sciences and beyond. Additionally, it is becoming increasingly popular as a tool for data and file management. Focusing on these latter aspects, this Methods Bites Tutorial by Marcel Neunhoeffer, Oliver Rittmann and our team ...
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Efficient Data Management in R

February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The software environment R is widely used for data analysis and data visualization in the social sciences and beyond. Additionally, it is becoming increasingly popular as a tool for data and file management. Focusing on these latter aspects, this Methods Bites Tutorial by Marcel Neunhoeffer, Oliver Rittmann and our team ...
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Applied Bayesian Statistics Using Stan and R

January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Whether researchers occasionally turn to Bayesian statistical methods out of convenience or whether they firmly subscribe to the Bayesian paradigm for philosophical reasons: The use of Bayesian statistics in the social sciences is becoming increasingly widespread. However, seemingly high entry costs still keep many applied researchers from embracing Bayesian methods. ...
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Applied Bayesian Statistics Using Stan and R

January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Whether researchers occasionally turn to Bayesian statistical methods out of convenience or whether they firmly subscribe to the Bayesian paradigm for philosophical reasons: The use of Bayesian statistics in the social sciences is becoming increasingly widespread. However, seemingly high entry costs still keep many applied researchers from embracing Bayesian methods. ...
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Shiny Apps: Development and Deployment

December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shiny Apps allow developers and researchers to easily build interactive web applications within the environment of the statistical software R. Using these apps, R users can interactively communicate their work to a broader audience. In this Method Bites Tutorial, Konstantin Gavras and Nick Baumann present a comprehensive recap of Konstantin ... [Read more...]

Shiny Apps: Development and Deployment

December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shiny Apps allow developers and researchers to easily build interactive web applications within the environment of the statistical software R. Using these apps, R users can interactively communicate their work to a broader audience. In this Method Bites Tutorial, Konstantin Gavras and Nick Baumann present a comprehensive recap of Konstantin ... [Read more...]

Advancing Text Mining with R and quanteda

October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Everyone is talking about text analysis. Is it puzzling that this data source is so popular right now? Actually no. Most of our datasets rely on (hand-coded) textual information. Extracting, processing, and analyzing this oasis of information becomes increasingly relevant for a large variety of research fields. This Methods Bites ...
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Advancing Text Mining with R and quanteda

October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Everyone is talking about text analysis. Is it puzzling that this data source is so popular right now? Actually no. Most of our datasets rely on (hand-coded) textual information. Extracting, processing, and analyzing this oasis of information becomes increasingly relevant for a large variety of research fields. This Methods Bites ...
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Studying Politics on and with Wikipedia

August 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia, together with its sibling, the collaboratively edited knowledge base Wikidata, provides incredibly rich yet largely untapped sources for political research. In this Methods Bites Tutorial, Denis Cohen and Nick Baumann offer a hands-on recap of Simon Munzert’s (Hertie School of Governance) workshop materials to show ...
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Studying Politics on and with Wikipedia

August 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia, together with its sibling, the collaboratively edited knowledge base Wikidata, provides incredibly rich yet largely untapped sources for political research. In this Methods Bites Tutorial, Denis Cohen and Nick Baumann offer a hands-on recap of Simon Munzert’s (Hertie School of Governance) workshop materials to show ...
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Quantitative Analysis of Political Text

July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

How can we infer actors’ positions, substantive topics, or sentiments from (political) texts? This Methods Bites Tutorial by Julian Bernauer summarizes Denise Traber’s workshop in the MZES Social Science Data Lab in Spring 2018. Using exemplary sets of political documents (election manifestos and coalition agreements), it showcases tools of QTA ...
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Quantitative Analysis of Political Text

July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

How can we infer actors’ positions, substantive topics, or sentiments from (political) texts? This Methods Bites Tutorial by Julian Bernauer summarizes Denise Traber’s workshop in the MZES Social Science Data Lab in Spring 2018. Using exemplary sets of political documents (election manifestos and coalition agreements), it showcases tools of QTA ...
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Quantitative Analysis of Political Text

July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

How can we infer actors’ positions, substantive topics, or sentiments from (political) texts? This Methods Bites Tutorial by Julian Bernauer summarizes Denise Traber’s workshop in the MZES Social Science Data Lab in Spring 2018. Using exemplary sets of political documents (election manifestos and coalition agreements), it showcases tools of QTA ...
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Collecting and Analyzing Twitter Data Using R

July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

How do you access Twitter’s API, collect a stream of tweets, and analyze the retrieved data? Which potentials, challenges, and limitations for social scientific research come along with using Twitter data? This Methods Bites Tutorial by Denis Cohen, based on a workshop by Simon Kühne (Bielefeld University) in ...
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Collecting and Analyzing Twitter Data Using R

July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

How do you access Twitter’s API, collect a stream of tweets, and analyze the retrieved data? Which potentials, challenges, and limitations for social scientific research come along with using Twitter data? This Methods Bites Tutorial by Denis Cohen, based on a workshop by Simon Kühne (Bielefeld University) in ...
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Collecting and Analyzing Twitter Data Using R

July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

How do you access Twitter’s API, collect a stream of tweets, and analyze the retrieved data? Which potentials, challenges, and limitations for social scientific research come along with using Twitter data? This Methods Bites Tutorial by Denis Cohen, based on a workshop by Simon Kühne (Bielefeld University) in ...
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Visual Inference with R

July 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

How can we use data visualization for hypothesis testing? This question lies at the heart of this Methods Bites Tutorial by Cosima Meyer, which is based on Richard Traunmüller’s workshop in the MZES Social Science Data Lab in Fall 2017. We already covered the basic idea of visual inference ... [Read more...]

Visual Inference with R

July 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

How can we use data visualization for hypothesis testing? This question lies at the heart of this Methods Bites Tutorial by Cosima Meyer, which is based on Richard Traunmüller’s workshop in the MZES Social Science Data Lab in Fall 2017. We already covered the basic idea of visual inference ... [Read more...]

Data Visualization with R

July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

How to make the invisible visible was the starting point of Richard Traunmüller’s one-day workshop in the MZES Social Science Data Lab in Fall 2016. This Methods Bites Tutorial by Cosima Meyer provides you with some illustrative examples from Richard’s workshop. What, for instance, do you think the ...
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