Basic Statistics with R

Learn a simple yet powerful way to design and carry out analyses in R, a free software package for statistical computing and graphics.

Basic Statistics with R introduces statistical concepts in a non-technical way and emphasises their practical application in R. The workshop will provide plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and to access in-class support.

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Overview

Location Online (Zoom)
Date/s 25 – 26 November 2021
Time/s 9:00am – 3:30pm
Duration 2-day workshop
Registrations close 5:00 pm Wednesday 24 November 2021
Prerequisites/s A basic understanding of statistics is helpful but not essential. No prior knowledge of R is assumed.
Fee/s La Trobe students $275.00 inc. GST
La Trobe staff $385.00 inc. GST
Non-La Trobe $1,094.50 inc. GST

Learn a simple yet powerful way to design and carry out analyses in R in this 2-day introductory workshop.

WHAT IS R? R is a free software package for statistical computing and graphics.

BASIC STATISTICS WITH R introduces statistical concepts in a non-technical way and emphasises their practical application in R. The workshop will provide plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and to access in-class support.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Researchers and HDR students – especially those involved in the health sciences, social sciences, life sciences and psychological sciences – or anyone who wants to learn basic statistical concepts to apply in R.

Course content

Topics covered:

  • introduction to R
  • importing and exporting data sets
  • numerical and graphical summaries of data
  • descriptive statistics and plots
  • hypothesis testing (t-tests, ANOVA & Chi-squared tests)
  • confidence intervals and p-values
  • simple linear regression
  • power and sample size considerations.

The R package will be used within the user-friendly R-Studio interface.

Extra requirements

  1. Stable internet connection
  2. Webcam, microphone and speakers (these may already be built-in on your computer)
  3. Two screens if possible: this will make it easier for you to switch between the presentation, exercise workbook and R.

Further information

For more information contact Statistics.Consultancy@latrobe.edu.au

T: 1300 135 045

Registration

This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.