Master students Psychology specialisation Methodology and Statistics.
R is a popular statistical programming environment, which provides a wide variety of statistical analysis tools, like data manipulation, model construction, simulations, and visualization. It can be used as data analysis software, but also as an effective programming language. In addition R, is available as Free Software, meaning it can be freely obtained (against no expense), underlying code can be viewed and alterations can be made to suit the likings of the researcher. Due to this open nature R is highly flexible and can easily be extended, either by adding packages or programming new functions. Therefore R contains an ever growing large collection of tools for data analysis, making it the primary workhorse of many researchers and a cutting edge environment for statisticians. More information about R can be found at www.r-project.org
This course will give an introduction to R, handing a toolkit of theory and practice of the environment. Making it both possible to use R in a variety of statistical analysis, and creating a base for acquiring further knowledge and skill.
To acquire knowledge about the basic principles about R, with the following key aspects:
using (new) packages
handling data formats
Introduction to R and Statistical Computing (2011-2012):
Mode of instruction
Computer lab sessions
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Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
Manuals available from “The Comprehensive R Archive Network”
- Paradis, E. (2005). R for Beginners ( http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Paradis-rdebuts_en.pdf )
- Owen, W.J. (2010). The R Guide ( http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Owen-TheRGuide.pdf )
Material supplied during the course
Master’s introduction and enrolment day
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Cor Ninaber, MSc
Tel.: +31 (0)71 527 1989