Utrecht, Netherlands

Introduction to R

when 31 January 2022 - 31 January 2022
language English
credits 0.5 EC
fee EUR 150

This workshop will introduce students to the R statistical programming language. R is a completely free and open-source programming language and environment for statistical analysis. In this course, students will learn what R is and how it differs from other statistical software packages and programming languages. They will learn the basics of data I/O, manipulation, and visualisation in R. We will also cover basic statistical analyses such as t-tests, correlation, ANOVA, and linear regression. Students will practice what they learn via practical exercises.

In the morning/early afternoon, new content will be presented via interactive lectures. In the afternoon, the students will practice what they learned via practical exercises. If the schedule permits, the students are also welcome to ask the instructor for advice on how to incorporate R into their own data analyses.

Participants should bring their own laptop computer with both R and RStudio installed.
No prior programming experience is required.
Please note that there are no graded activities included in this course. Therefore, we are not able to provide participants with a transcript of grades. You will obtain a certificate upon completion of this course.

Course leader

Kyle Lang

Target group

Professionals seeking a master-level introduction to R programming

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Course aim

After completing this course, students can:

Describe what R is, how it differs from other statistical analysis software, and how it differs from other programming languages
Describe common R data types and discuss their strengths and weaknesses
Write simple R scripts to do the following tasks:
Read external data into R and write out data/results in various formats
Calculate summary statistics
Programmatically manipulate data objects
Generate simple graphical visualisations of data/models
Conduct simple statistical analyses (e.g., t-test, correlation, ANOVA, regression)

Fee info

EUR 150: Course + course materials + lunch