R Packages and Resources by Jason Bryer, Ph.D.
Dr. Bryer is currently Executive Director at Excelsior College and Principal Investigator of a $3 million FIPSE First in the World grant to develop and test the Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS). He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the City University of New York teaching statistics in the Master’s of Data Analytics program as well as a Research Consultant for New York State’s implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS). He earned his doctorate in Educational Psychology and Methodology from the University at Albany in 2014 after working as a Software Engineer for 10 years. Jason’s research interests include quasi experimental designs with propensity score analysis, data systems to support formative assessment, and the use of open source software for conducting reproducible research. When not crunching numbers, Jason and his wife are wedding photographers and proud parents to three boys.
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology & Methodology, 2014
University at Albany
M.S. in Educational Psychology & Methodology, 2009
University at Albany
B.S. in Mathematics, 1999
The College of Saint Rose
The Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills is a diagnostic assessment designed to help students transition to college. DAACS provides personalized feedback about students’ strengths and weaknesses in terms of key academic and self-regulated learning skills, linking them to the resources to help them be successful students.
This project supports the implementaion of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in New York State. PBIS is a systems approach to creating and maintaining positive school climates where teachers can teach and students can learn. This evidence-based framework emphasizes preventing school discipline problems.
An R package designed to help analyzing and visualizing Likert type items.
Propensity Score Analysis (PSA) is a statistical approach for estimating causal effects from observational studies. This project includes materials from workshops taught, an Shiny application for conducting PSA, and an early draft of a PSA book.
Editable DataTables for shiny apps.
An R package to maintain data caches.
An R Package for Bootstrapping Propnesity Score Analysis.
Propensity score matching for non-binary treatments.
An R package to interface with the Integraded Postsecondary Education Data System.
An R package for estimating and visualizing multilevel propensity score models.
An R package to interface with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) restricted use databases. This includes access any analyzing data using the replicate weights and multiple plausible values.
A data-only R package for the 2009 Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) conducted by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
An R package to interface with the Qualtrics.com survey system.
An R package to get Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes from zip codes.
The sqlutils package provides a set of utility functions to help manage a library of structured query language (SQL) files.
An R package to create timeline figures.
R Package to support DATA606 is available here: https://github.com/jbryer/DATA606