Lugano, Switzerland

Introduction to R and Rstudio

online course
when 11 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 200

This module is an introduction to the programming language R for students with little or no experience in this language. The goal is to provide the minimal computational foundations for using R in the specialized courses of the Summer School in Social Science Methods.

Course Objectives
After this course, students will be able to set up the Rstudio environment and to use the R language for preparing, cleaning, organizing and merging datasets. They will be able to calculate simple descriptive statistics as well as to formulate and perform basic regression analysis. They will understand the structure of the R language to be able to use R in the specialized courses of the Summer School in Social Science Methods.

Prerequisites
Students are expected to have basic computer and statistics skills. No programming knowledge is required. Students are expected to complete an online tutorial before the beginning of this bootcamp. Students are expected to bring their laptop with R and Rstudio installed. (There will be a remote session on how to install the software approx. 1 week before the bootcamp if students request it).

Course leader

Peter Gruber, Università della Svizzera italiana

Target group

Students are expected to have basic computer and statistics skills. No programming knowledge is required. Students are expected to complete an online tutorial before the beginning of this bootcamp. Students are expected to bring their laptop with R and Rstudio installed. (There will be a remote session on how to install the software approx. 1 week before the bootcamp if students request it).

Course aim

After this course, students will be able to set up the Rstudio environment and to use the R language for preparing, cleaning, organizing and merging datasets. They will be able to calculate simple descriptive statistics as well as to formulate and perform basic regression analysis. They will understand the structure of the R language to be able to use R in the specialized courses of the Summer School in Social Science Methods.

Credits info

The Summer School cannot grant credits. We only deliver a Certificate of attendance, i.e. we certify your
presence

If you consider using Summer School workshops to obtain credits (ECTS), you will have to investigate at your home institution (contact the person/institute responsible for your degree) to find out whether they recognize the Summer School, how many credits can be earned from a workshop/course with roughly 35 hours of teaching, no graded work, and no exams.

Make sure to investigate this matter before registering, if this is important to you.

Fee info

CHF 200: Normal fee for the Preliminary workshop only.

Scholarships

As the Summer School is financed through participant’s fees alone and has no funds of its own, it cannot offer any scholarship, grants or financial aid.