## Data Analytics for the Social Sciences

POL 30430 **Data Analytics for the Social Sciences**

Tuesday, 11-1, lab G6, Daedalus Building.

R can be downloaded for free here. A handy overview of R regression commands can be found here: reference card for regression. A more general one for R is here: short reference card.

You should also install RStudio.

1 | 24/1 | Introduction | slides | lab | output | extra | markdown cheat sheet | videos: markdown | importing Excel | using packages |

2 | 31/1 | Data inspection and visualisation | slides | lab | output | |

3 | 7/2 | Transforming and cleaning data | slides | lab | output | videos: merging |

4 | 14/2 | Visualisation: bells and whistles | slides | lab | output | ggplot cheat sheet |

5 | 21/2 | Distributions and descriptive statistics | slides | lab | output | |

6 | 28/2 | Linear regression | slides | lab | output | |

7 | 7/3 | Logistic regression | slides | lab | output | |

8 | 28/3 | Trees and forests | slides | lab | output | project description |

9 | 4/4 | Cluster analysis | slides | lab | output | |

10 | 11/4 | Factor analysis and multidimensional scaling | slides | lab | output | |

11 | 18/4 | Wordscores | slides | lab | output | |

12 | 25/4 | Topic models | slides | lab | output | project description |