Stats Central - Online Short Course: Intro to R, April 27-28 & May 6-7, 2021


27-28 April and 6-7 May

Course Overview

R is widely used and extremely powerful statistical software. This course assumes that you have never used R before. You will learn how to obtain and install R, which is open-source software, and RStudio, which is a versatile, user-friendly interface for using R. It is very useful to do this course before our introductory statistics course, Introductory Statistics for Researchers.

This course will be held over two half-days and will cover some basic features of R and lay the groundwork for you to improve your R skills independently. The course is self-paced and focused on developing practical skills.

Course Outline

This course will cover topics including:

  • Basics of interacting with R – calculations, saving variables so you can reuse them, data types and structures, organising R code in scripts
  • Tidyverse – a basic introduction to tidy R code
  • Data – reading in and organising data (from spreadsheets) with dplyr
  • Plotting – make beautiful figures with ggplot

Course Requirement: You will need a computer with course access (to install R before attending the course)

*Due to a popular course we are running the course twice, tickets are limited.*

Please choose ONE course ONLY and attend the course that you are enrolled.

Course 1: Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 April, 9.30am -1.00pm each day


Course 2: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May, 9.30am -1.00pm each day

Location: Online

You will receive a certificate of completion for the course.