Welcome to Data Wrangling with R! This course provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to Data Wrangling with the R programming language. You will learn the fundamental skills required to acquire, munge, transform, manipulate, and visualize data in a computing environment that fosters reproducibility.
Upon successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
…all with R!
Each week you will read and work through selected tutorials on specific data wrangling activities in R. In this class I blend external interactive learning modules via DataCamp.com where you will complete specified modules prior to each Saturday session. Then in each Saturday class I’ll spend the first part of class reviewing the data wrangling activity and answer any burning questions. Then you will break up into defined small groups and work together to complete a data wrangling problem prior to the end of class. Thus, the majority of class time will be spent practicing and applying what you learned outside of the classroom.
The purpose for this course structure is multi-dimensional:
All required classroom material will be provided in class or online. Any recommended yet optional material will also be provided in the classroom notes.
|Intro to data wrangling, R, and course outline|
|Managing your workflow and reproducibility|
|2||First Date Guidelines for Data|
|Understanding the basics of your data|
|3||Data Structures & Cleaning|
|Understanding data structures|
|Tidying & preparing data for analysis|
|6||Creating Efficient Code in R|
|Control statements & iteration|
|7||Introduction to Applied Modeling|
|Correlation & regression|
|Introduction to machine learning|
Course grades will consist of:
Final grades will be distributed according to the following cutoffs:
We will use this software during the course. Plan on bringing a computer to each class meeting.
Academic Integrity: As with all Lindner College of Business efforts, this course will uphold the highest ethical standards, which are critical to building character. LCB instructors are required to report ANY incident of academic misconduct (e.g., cheating, plagiarism) to the college review process, which could result in severe consequences, including potential dismissal from the college. For further information on Academic Misconduct or related university policies and procedures, please see the UC Code of Conduct
All academic programs at the Lindner College of Business apply a “Two Strikes Policy” regarding Academic Integrity. Any student who has been found responsible for two cases of academic misconduct may be dismissed from the College. The “Two Strikes Policy” supplements the UC Student Code of Conduct.
All cases of academic misconduct (e.g., cheating, plagiarism, falsification) will be formally reported by faculty. Students will be afforded due process for allegations, as outlined in the policy. If a student is found guilty of academic misconduct in two instances, the student may be dismissed from the Lindner College of Business. The “Two Strikes Policy” is now in effect.
Disability: Students with disabilities who need academic accommodations or other specialized services while attending the University of Cincinnati will receive reasonable accommodations to meet their individual needs as well as advocacy assistance on disability-related issues. Students requiring special accommodation must register with the Disability Services Office.
Attendance: Your attendance is expected at every meeting. If you must be absent, I request that you notify me in advance of the class meeting.
Grade appeals: If you think the grade of your work (homework, peer reviews, participation) is miscalculated, you have the right to appeal. The appeal must be done (through email) within 7 calendar days since the grade is released/posted. After that, your grade is final and will not be changed.
Acknowledgments: I have drawn ideas or readings from the following syllabi: