Web Scraping with rvest: Exploring Sport Industry Jobs

Web scraping with rvest is easy and, surprisingly, comes in handy in situations that you may not have thought of. For example, one of the unique things about academics is the constant need to stay “ahead of the curve,” meaning being nimble enough as a program to shift curriculum around to provide students training and… Continue reading Web Scraping with rvest: Exploring Sport Industry Jobs

Difference in Difference in R: A Complete & Easy Tutorial

Conducting a difference in difference in R allows researchers to gain insight into the impact of a policy, or other outside factors, by taking into consideration two things: how a group mean changes before and after the policy or other outside factors was implemented. To that end, this is considered the treatment group. compare this change… Continue reading Difference in Difference in R: A Complete & Easy Tutorial

Is Data Science a Fad?

As a University professor intimately involved in the field, I am often asked “is data science a fad?” Let me be abundantly clear when answering whether or not data science is a fad. Data science is not a fad. In fact, I would make the argument that it is one of the hottest and most… Continue reading Is Data Science a Fad?

How To Clear The Environment in R: Keep RStudio from Running Slow

Knowing how to clear the environment in R is one of the easiest ways to overcome an RStudio installation that is running entirely too slow. To that end, RStudio can slow to a crawl due to a multitude of reasons ranging from a large amount of information being stored in memory, settings being set in… Continue reading How To Clear The Environment in R: Keep RStudio from Running Slow