I just finished my first day at rstudio::conf() and wanted to provide a list of references that came up throughout the day.
Books on teaching
These texts came up in the
tidyverse train-the-trainer section today with Greg Wilson (check out his website here).
- Teaching what you don’t know by Therese Huston
- Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang
- The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking by Stephen D. Brookfield
- Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide by Yana Weinstein
- Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults by Raymond J. Wlodkowski
- Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) by Elizabeth Green
- Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov
I mentioned Steven Pinker’s book The Sense of Style in the discussion on the curse of knowledge, and Git for Humans by David Demaree is great if you are ever sadistic enough to try and teach people how to use Git.
Courses and workshops
- These courses/workshops came up in other conversations:
- Intro to Programming with R, Operational Data Science with R, and Data Wrangling with R by Brad Boehmke
- R For Journalists by Andrew Ba Tran
- Data Visualization course and the Data Visualization A practical introduction text from Kieran Healy
- Data Analysis and Visualization Using R by David Robinson
- Data Science Services from the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard has some great workshop materials on R
Blogs to follow
- Andrew Gelman‘s blog
- Simply Statistics – Rafa Irizarry, Roger Peng, and Jeff Leek
- Slate star codex
- Science based medicine
I’m sure there are more I am forgetting, but I will add them in a future post.