In this four-day workshop, you will explore R and RStudio, which are extremely powerful, flexible tools. However, they are only useful if you know how to get started. This summer school is aimed at postgraduates and staff who are interested in using R but either do not feel comfortable with it or wish to learn it in a classroom context. I will not assume any previous experience with R, but I will assume a basic understanding of statistics (e.g., linear regressions, correlations) and familiarity with concepts in quantitative linguistics and/or psychology.
There will be computers available in the workshop location. If you wish to learn to use R on your own laptop, please make sure you have the latest version of R downloaded (3.6.0) and at least a moderately recent RStudio (1.1.463 or greater). The room we will be meeting in (London Road Campus, L33 120) has a somewhat unusual arrangement, so please make sure to have each day’s files downloaded to the computer you are using so that you can follow along without needing to crane your neck!
|09h15 - 09h45||Tea/coffee|
|09h45 – 10h00||Set up computers/laptops|
|10h00 - 13h00||Workshop (morning session)|
|13h00- 14h00||Lunch (incl tea/coffee)|
|14h00 – 16h00||Workshop (afternoon session)|
dplyr, related packages
ggplot2and best practices