Articles by Solomon

When to Use Stacked Barcharts?

October 11, 2014 | Solomon

Yesterday a few of us on Facebook’s Data Science Team released a blogpost showing how candidates are campaigning on Facebook in the 2014 U.S. midterm elections. It was picked up in the Washington Post, in which Reid Wilson calls us “data … Continue reading →
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Streamline Your Mechanical Turk Workflow with MTurkR

June 24, 2013 | Solomon

I’ve been using Thomas Leeper‘s MTurkR package to administer my most recent Mechanical Turk study—an extension of work on representative-constituent communication claiming credit for pork benefits, with Justin Grimmer and Sean Westwood.  MTurkR is excellent, making it quick and easy to: test … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Working with Bipartite/Affiliation Network Data in R

September 30, 2012 | Solomon

Data can often be usefully conceptualized in terms affiliations between people (or other key data entities). It might be useful analyze common group membership, common purchasing decisions, or common patterns of behavior. This post introduces bipartite/affiliation network data and provides … Continue reading →
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