Introduction to 'R'

Next intake TBC

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This one-day course provides a basic introduction to, and overview of the use of the free statistical software, R, which includes:

  • working with the RStudio interface
  • understanding different types and classes of objects
  • importing data, basic manipulation and summary statistics
  • linear regression.

Who will benefit from the course?

This course is aimed at individuals with little or no experience in R. The course is delivered in tutorial format, with short periods of demonstration followed by practical activities and time for questions. Those with previous experience with Excel VBA, STATA, SPSS and other software may find they progress faster than others, but no prior knowledge is expected. Similarly, a basic knowledge of statistics is advantageous, but not essential.

Objectives:

After this course you should be able to:

  • know the benefits and limitations of R
  • navigate RStudio
  • import and manipulate different types of data in R
  • write scripts to allow for replication of analysis
  • summarise & plot data, plot results from a simple linear regression
  • know where to find further information.

 Faculty:

  • Sarah Bates is the course leader, for this exciting short course
  • Robert Smith, PhD Candidate - Public Health Economics and Decision Science
Dates and times

The next intake for this course has not yet been confirmed.

If you would like to be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed, please provide your details by selecting the green 'register interest' button below.  Once the next intake has been confirmed, you will be emailed with details.  

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Fees

The fee for this ONLINE delivered course is £199.  

If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student please contact Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk in the first instance, to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at the reduced rate of £149.

Booking and payment

If you would like to be contacted once the next intake has been confirmed, please provide your details by selecting the green 'register interest' button below.  Once the next intake has been confirmed, you will be emailed with details.  

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Payment is required at the time of booking via debit/credit card, PayPal or company invoice (purchase order will be required at the time of booking).

If you have any queries or require further details, please contact Karen Holden at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Course delivery and requirements

The live sessions for this ONLINE course will be delivered via the University’s ‘Blackboard’ platform. 

Online delivery via University’s Blackboard platform:

  • Reliable and stable internet connection.
  • A PC or Laptop with a mouse (a USB mouse is recommended for ease of completing exercises in-class).
  • Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  • A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.

Contact

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at scharr-scu@sheffield.ac.uk.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 29 March 2022