Introduction to R Workshops

Introduction to R Workshops

Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service
Date: Tuesday 09 August 2022 - Thursday 18 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: Boyd Orr, room 517
Category: Academic events
Speaker: Emily Nordmann, School of Psychology and Neuroscience

In this workshop you will learn how use R and RStudio to summarise and visualise data. 


No knowledge or experience in R is assumed or required. However, a general level of computer literacy will be assumed. You should be comfortable downloading files and creating new folders, and you should understand core concepts such as file extensions and the difference between your local hard drive and the cloud. Whilst the workshop will be fully supported, you should also be ready and willing and try and problem-solve yourself. Before attending the first session, you will be required to work through some preparatory materials which will involve installing R and RStudio. This should take 1-2 hours (unforeseen technical problems not withstanding!). 

Technological requirements  

You will need a computer capable of running R and RStudio. It is also preferable to work from a computer for which you have full administrative rights. If this is not possible, we would recommend using RStudio Cloud for the workshop to avoid any problems with installing packages and knitting Markdown documents. Computers will be available in the teaching space for you to use the cloud if you do not have access to your own device. 

Because this is an intensive 'hands on' workshop, it will be necessary to attend in person. These sessions will not be recorded. 

Because the second session builds on learning from session 1, you will need to commit to attending both sessions, which need to be booked separately. 

This session is open to staff of the University of Glasgow. Graduate Teaching Assistants are welcome to register for the purpose of developing their own teaching practice, but please note that these sessions are not suitable for any students seeking training for their own PhD research projects. Contact your School for information on the research methods training available to you as a student. For the avoidance of doubt as to eligibility, it would be helpful if you could please register using your staff email address.

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