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Introduction to R (LT)

Mon 5 Feb, Tue 13 Feb 2024


This module introduces the use of R, a free programming language originally developed for statistical data analysis. In this course, we will use R through R Studio, a user-friendly interface. Students will learn:

  • Ways of reading data into R
  • How to manipulate data in major data types
  • How to draw basic graphs and figures with R
  • How to summarise data using descriptive statistics
  • How to perform basic inferential statistics

This module is suitable for students who have no prior experience in programming, but participants will be assumed to have a good working knowledge of basic statistical techniques.

For an online example of how R can be used:'''

Target audience
  • Postgraduate students and staff
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • A good working knowledge of descriptive statistics (e.g., the mean and standard deviation).
  • Students who are not familiar with basic statistical techniques are advised to take modules from the SSRMP's Basic Statistics stream, up to at least the level of BQA, and preferably the level of DMA.

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 5 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Y. Yang
2 Mon 5 Feb   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site map Y. Yang
3 Tue 13 Feb   13:00 - 15:00 13:00 - 15:00 Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site map Y. Yang
4 Tue 13 Feb   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site map Y. Yang
  • Lander, J. (2014). R for everyone: Advanced analytics and graphics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley.
  • Matloff, N. (2011). The art of R programming: A tour of statistical software design.
  • Field, A., Miles, J., & Field, Z. (2012). Discovering statistics using R. London: Sage Publications.

There may be an online open-book test at the end of the module; for most students, the test is not compulsory.

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