Coming soon: An Introduction to R

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cropped-electvlogo.png Introduction to R statistical software & data visualisation

(coming soon – summer/ autumn 2020)

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A series of four introductory courses to the freely available R statistics software, now the most commonly used software for statistics in academia. An essential skill for researchers in quantitative subjects.

R101: An introduction to R

  • Data & questions
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Numerical summaries
  • Graphical displays
  • Exploration vs confirmation

R102: Graphs & visualisation

  • Exploration of a real dataset
  • Basic graphs using the package ggplot2
  • Bar plots, scatter plots, histograms, box plots, density plots
  • Plot data on maps
  • Motion charts

R103: Inferential statistics & statistical modelling

  • Variables, probability, the Normal distribution
  • Statistical tests and hypothesis testing
  • Confidence intervals
  • Student’s t-test, chi-squared test

R104: An introduction to R programming

  • Variables and data types
  • Functions
  • Conditions, loops
  • R programming
  • Writing your own package

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