Short Course Statistics - R-Course

Matthias Gärtner in cooperation with Benjamin Straub

The updated course material is now available.
Click here for the course material.

When and Where

13.05.2014, 9:30 - 14:30
Lecture hall H 14 (Hörsaalgebäude, Campus Bockenheim)

16.05.2014, 12:30 - 16:30
GRADE office (Juridicum, Campus Bockenheim)

(Site plan of Campus Bockenheim)


Learning the application of statistical software in data analysis. Introduction to the freeware tool R for statistical analysis.


This course is paired with the course Short Course Statistics – Theory. You will learn how to use the statistical analysis tool R for the organization and for the graphical representation of empirical data. We will discuss how to program and apply the statistical tests explained in the corresponding lecture of the Short Course Statistics – Theory.

The workshop will cover:

  • Import of data and overview
  • Descriptive statistics and graphical representations
  • Application of common statistical tests and linear regression models
  • Simulations, writing one’s own functions
  • Outlook on further statistical models
Pre-requisite for this workshop is basic knowledge in the theory of statistics.

Further Questions

How can I participate?
You have to register at GRADE.

What should I prepare?
If possible, please bring your laptop (Windows or Mac), and download and install R previously and download the course material.
Moreover it is highly recommended to download and install RStudio. RStudio is an integrated development environment for R, it is open source and makes working with R easier and more comfortable. Please make sure that you first install R before installing RStudio.
Bringing your USB-Stick can also be helpful.

Can I use a different OS?
Of course. Feel free to use Linux or something else. But if problems occur, we can't help you.

I don't have a laptop!
You can collaborate with your neighbor.

I couldn't download R!
We will have a USB stick with the installation files.

I couldn't install R!
On Tuesday morning we will have some time to help you with the preparation and installation (for Windows and Mac users only).