Tuesday February 25, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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ISSR Training Lab 
Machmer Hall, West Wing, Room 37E
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA

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Chris Burns 
Graduate Consultant
Institute for Social Science Research

Introductory Statistics Using R 

An ISSR Short Course by Christopher Burns


This course is designed for social science researchers with little or no basic knowledge of R. Participants will be introduced to the R platform, learn how to write a script file, and interpret output in the console. The goal of the course is for participants to feel comfortable performing introductory statistical analysis in R and to build a basic understanding of R coding.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Create an R script file
  • Read in data from an outside file
  • Create summary statistics
  • Plot and graph useful features of data
  • Perform statistical tests