Intro to R for social science (Online)
Get into social data science with R! – Drop in and get started!
22.02.2021 kl. 12.30 - 15.30
NOTE! UNTIL APRIL 12th INTRODUCTIONS WILL BE HELD ONLINE ON ZOOM. SIGN UP TO RECEIVE A ZOOM-ID.
DROP IN TO THIS 3-HOUR INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP AND GET STARTED WITH R!
What is R?
R is both a software solution and a programming language. It is a widely used and very diverse data analysis tool and can be used for statistics, text mining and machine learning.
Compared to other, more specialized software solutions, R can be adapted and used for many purposes and types of analysis. Cutting-edge methods make their way to R before most other analysis software because it is open source.
R (like python) allows one to be more creative and experimental in ideas. That is why competencies in software like R is in increasing demand - and it's free!
This workshop will cover:
- Working with the R language and RStudio
- Creating variables and objects
- Importing and exporting data - also from other software like Excel and STATA
- Creating simple visualizations
After finising this introduction, you can request additional CALDISS workshops to expand your data science competencies.
Installing R & RStudio
The workshop teaches R using RStudio. To make the most out of the workshops, it is recommended you install both R and RStudio before the workshop.
Make sure to install R before installing RStudio. If you have any problems, please bring them at the workshop.
Alternatively, you can use the CALDISS RStudio-server. Click here to get access.
CALDISS – Fibigerstræde 5, room 37 – 9220 Aalborg Ø
Kristian Gade Kjelmann (CALDISS general manager)
The workshop will be held in Danish or English dependent on the participants.
Own laptop or MacBook.
Students and staff associated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at AAU.
All material for the workshop will be available at the CALDISS moodle.