Austria, Vienna

Introduction to R

when 17 February 2013 - 22 February 2013
duration 1 week

This introductory R class focuses on making students familiar with data manipulation and basic modelling in R. R has become a widespread statistical package that offers both flexibility and power, but it also needs careful attention by the user. After this course, students should able to (1) set up R, load in any data formats and prepare them for analysis; (2) carry out descriptive and inferential analysis (up to the most commonly used regression models) on the prepared data; (3) write R script that incorporates simple custom functions and the split-apply-combine strategy; (4) specify and run simple statistical models and present their results both in tabular, but mostly visual formats that are both informative and aesthetically pleasing (publication ready); (5) easily navigate through the myriad of further resources on R and extend their knowledge on their own efficiently. This course is designed to be a hands-on practical introduction to R for quantitative researchers.

Course leader

Zoltán Fazekas
University of Vienna

Target group

Advanced students and junior researchers in political science and adjacent disciplines

Course aim

as above

Fee info

EUR 0: ECPR Member – €150
Non-ECPR Member – €200