Join ACENET in our Introductory R for Social Scientists workshop. Over two days, we will explore data analysis and visualization with R, based on the Data Carpentry Lessons.
This is an in-person workshop held at St. Francis Xavier University. There is not an online option to attend this workshop.
No previous experience with digital tools or programming is required for this workshop. Though the examples used in the workshop will be specific to the field of Social Sciences, the techniques and principles covered are applicable to a wide variety of research areas.
We will start with basic R syntax and the R Studio notebook interface. Then, we’ll teach you how to import CSV files, the structure of data frames, how to deal with factors, how to add/remove rows and columns, how to calculate summary statistics from a data frame, and a brief introduction to plotting. The last lesson demonstrates how to work with databases directly from R.
Be sure to come prepared and have the appropriate software and data files downloaded. You will need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc) on which you have administrative privileges, as you will need to pre-load specific software packages. Instructions are available at this link: .
This workshop will take place on: R for Social Scientists
Monday, April 24th, 9:00 - 1:00pm (Atlantic)
Tuesday, April 25th, 9:00 - 1:00pm (Atlantic)
Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).
No previous coding experience necessary.
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