Data Science in Education Using R

Data Science in Education Using R
  • eBook:
    Data Science in Education Using R
  • Author:
    Ryan A. Estrellado, Emily A. Freer, Jesse Mostipak, Joshua M. Rosenberg, Isabella C. Velásquez
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    October 27, 2020
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  • Pages:
    304 pages
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Book Description
Data Science in Education Using R is the go-to reference for learning data science in the education field. The book answers questions like: What does a data scientist in education do? How do I get started learning R, the popular open-source statistical programming language? And what does a data analysis project in education look like?
If you’re just getting started with R in an education job, this is the book you’ll want with you. This book gets you started with R by teaching the building blocks of programming that you’ll use many times in your career. The book takes a "learn by doing" approach and offers eight analysis walkthroughs that show you a data analysis from start to finish, complete with code for you to practice with. The book finishes with how to get involved in the data science community and how to integrate data science in your education job.
This book will be an essential resource for education professionals and researchers looking to increase their data analysis skills as part of their professional and academic development.


1. Introduction: Data science in education—you’re invited to the party!
2. How to use this book
3. What does data science in education look like?
4. Special considerations
5. Getting started with R and RStudio
6. Foundational skills
7. Walkthrough 1: The education data science pipeline with online science class data
8. Walkthrough 2: Approaching gradebook data from a data science perspective
9. Walkthrough 3: Using school-level aggregate data to illuminate educational inequities
10. Walkthrough 4: Longitudinal analysis with federal students with disabilities data
11. Walkthrough 5: Text analysis with social media data
12. Walkthrough 6: Exploring relationships using social network analysis with social media data
13. Walkthrough 7: The role (and usefulness) of multilevel models
14. Walkthrough 8: Predicting students’ final grades using machine learning methods with online course data
15. Introducing data science tools to your education job
16. Teaching data science
17. Learning more
18. Additional resources
19. Conclusion: Where to next?

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