Monday 1 February 2021
Introduction to R will cover the use of the open source programming language R (and RStudio) for data manipulation, simple data analysis, and graphing. All practical exercises are illustrated using data from health sciences studies.
- R basics and RStudio
- Data importing, organising and manipulating
- Exploratory data analysis
- Graphics and data visualisation
- Specifying formulae and simple regression models
Computer lab - hands-on course combining taught overview, hints on programming practices, and practical exercises. Course attendance is limited to 18 participants.
The course is intended for individuals who would like to become more comfortable with the R environment for research/study purposes. Basic knowledge of biostatistics is required for the course (e.g. confidence intervals, hypothesis testing) as the focus is on R rather than statistics. Some brief experience in R or another statistics package using programming commands (e.g. Stata, SAS) may be useful but is not presumed. The practicals will be completed using Windows but the material also applies to people running R on a Mac or Linux system.
If COVID Alert Level restrictions prevent in-person/face-to-face delivery of this course, the course will be cancelled and the course fee will be refunded in full.
If the course is able to be delivered in person, but a participant cannot travel to Wellington due to COVID Alert Level restrictions, the course fee will be refunded in full.
|8.30am||Registration and Coffee|
|9:.00am||Part 1: Basics, installation and set up||James Stanley|
|11am||Part 2: Data manipulation||James Stanley|
|1:15pm||Part 3: Exploratory data analysis and hypothesis testing||James Stanley|
|3pm||Afternoon break||James Stanley|
|3:30pm||Part 4: Graphics and data visualisation
Part 5: Regression
|4:50pm||Summary of course and evaluation||James Stanley|
- Dr James Stanley is a Research Associate Professor and consulting biostatistician at the University of Otago, Wellington. He started using R in 2009 to draw nicer graphs than he could draw elsewhere, and now uses it for nicer everything-else-analysis.
$300 early bird, $400 after Tuesday 22 December 2020.
A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.
Note COVID contingency plan above. Any questions please see FAQ page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.