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intermediate R • data wrangling • data visualization • exploratory data analysis (EDA)
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import and clean data • generate basic data visualizations for time series datasets • tokenize and clean text data • calculate summary statistics for text data
Benjamin Soltoff
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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Step into the shoes of an academic researcher tasked with predicting which areas will be the focus of the U.S. government’s policy-related efforts. In this liveProject, you’ll prepare for predictive modeling by exploring the policy areas and text descriptions in legislation data, using statistical visualizations and ggplot2, and identifying notable trends and outliers.

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Benjamin Soltoff
Benjamin Soltoff is an assistant senior instructional professor in computational social science at the University of Chicago. He’s the associate director of the Masters in Computational Social Science program and teaches courses in research design, programming in R, data visualization, and machine learning. He holds a PhD in political science from Pennsylvania State University. He develops training workshops for learners in academia and industry on data science techniques using R with an emphasis on reproducible workflows, and he’s an RStudio-certified trainer. For more information, you can view his personal site.


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