Thank you all for the encouragement and feedback on the initial version of zoomGroupStats. I can’t believe it’s been a little over a year since I posted the first set of functions in the early days of COVID-19. Following the suggestions of several users, I took some time this past week to build this out as a more structured R package.
Accompanying the package, you will find a multi-part guide for conducting research using Zoom and using zoomGroupStats to analyze Zoom meetings using R.
The best way to use this resource currently, because I am actively building out new functionality, is to install it through my github repository. To do so:
I’ll be updating the documentation, guidance videos, and adding further functionality in the weeks ahead. The best resource for zoomGroupStats going forward will be a dedicated package site, which you can access at http://zoomgroupstats.org.
Please keep the feedback and suggestions coming!
I facilitated a short workshop to give an introduction to using the zoomGroupStats set of functions. The tutorial covered three issues. First, I offered recommendations for how to configure Zoom for conducting research projects. Second, I described how to use the functions in zoomGroupStats to parse the output from Zoom and run rudimentary conversation analysis. Third, I illustrated how to use zoomGroupStats to analyze the video files output from Zoom.
If you weren’t able to make it, here are a few artifacts from the session:
Presentation materials, which provided the structure for the session (but do not include the demonstrations / illustrations)
zoomGroupStats Tutorial Code, which walked through using different functions in zoomGroupStats
Supplementary Tutorial Guide, which accompanied the session to provide additional recommendations