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A better way to evaluate NFL kickers

When you want to find out who the NFL's best kickers are, the tools available to you tend to be pretty crude, with not much more than a …

Building a statistical model for field goal kicker accuracy

Here I discuss statistical and logistical details involved in my attempts at modeling kicker talent. This includes model selection as …

Does news coverage boost support for presidential candidates in the Democratic primary?

Observers note that in the 2020 Democratic primary, candidate support in polls is closely correlated with the amount of attention …

Comparing `panelr` and `plm`

It has been just a little more than a day since I announced my new R package, panelr, to the wider world. There's at least one …

A new package for panel data analysis in R

It has been a long time coming, but my R package panelr is now on CRAN. Since I started work on it well over a year ago, it has become …

Here's how to use APA style without issue numbers in Zotero

Zotero is a major part of my workflow from gathering research to the final, written output. One major annoyance, though, is its …

Generate correlation matrices with complex survey data in R

The survey package is one of R's best tools for those working in the social sciences. For many, it saves you from needing to use …

Some R basics for SPSS users

There are a lot of reasons to use R instead of my field's standby software, SPSS. With that said, I won't get into them here. Instead, …