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methods@manchester Summer School: Getting Started in R: an introduction to data analysis and visuali
26/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
Humanities Bridgeford Street Building
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R is an open source programming language and software environment for performing statistical calculations and creating data visualisations. It is rapidly becoming the tool of choice for data analysts with a growing number of employers seeking candidates with R programming skills.
This course will provide you with all the tools you need to get started analysing data in R. We will introduce the tidyverse, a collection of R packages created by Hadley Wickham and others which provides an intuitive framework for using R for data analysis. Students will learn the basics of R programming and how to use R for effective data analysis. Practical examples of data analysis on social science topics will be provided.
After this course, users should be able to:
The course will be taught by Dr Reka Solymosi and Dr Henry Partridge.
Dr Reka Solymosi is a lecturer in quantitative criminology at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Before that she was a data analyst researching issues around transport crime and policing at Transport for London. Her research interests are around crowdsourced data collection, transport crime, and perception of crime and place. She uses R in both teaching and research, and co-runs the R at University of Manchester (RUM) group.
Dr Henry Partridge is a Research Associate in the Policy Evaluation and Reasearch Unit (PERU) based at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is currently involved in evaluation work on offender interventions for Interserve (Purple Futures), a Community Rehabilitation Company. Henry has strong research and analytical skills with particular expertise in R programming, data visualization, and spatial analysis. He co-runs the R user group at MMU.
Dr Reka Solymosi and Dr Henry Partridge
University of Manchester
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£600 students; £900 others
Website and registration
Mark Kelly, 0161 275 0796, email@example.com
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