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During the spring semester, I taught two classes on Zoom after the March dispersal from campus: Gov 1005: Data with 119 students and …

What is the meaning of a . — i.e., the symbol for a period — in the Tidyverse? The purpose of this post is to provide a rough answer to …

These are in addition to the usual rubrics for problem sets and exams. It is not enough to simply use an already-assembled data set. …

Recall the old TV show “Pimp My Ride,” dedicated to “taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it.” …

I occasionally claim that Gov 1005 has “among the highest Q scores for any lecture course at Harvard.” True or false? Background The Q …

Study Halls (SH) in Gov 1005 and 1006 are run by Course Assistants (CAs), undergraduates who have taken the class in the past. They are …

Here are two interesting comments from Andrew Gelman’s blog. I love the idea of starting with decisions. That is what we all have to …

Find ways to motivate us to do the readings before class. I think one of the things that would be helpful would be to start learning …

This post covers the steps you should take if you are a student having computer problems in one of my classes. First, post the problem …