Short Course Statistics - R-Course

Benjamin Straub and Matthias Gärtner

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When and Where

13.07.2016, 10:00 - 16:00
Room 962 (Juridicum, Campus Bockenheim)

14.07.2016, 10:00 - 16:00
Room 962 (Juridicum, Campus Bockenheim)

15.07.2016, 10:00 - 16:00
Room 962 (Juridicum, Campus Bockenheim)

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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 previously

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 couldn't download the course material / download or install R or RStudio!
Please arrive a bit earlier, so that we can help you with the preparation before the course starts. We will arrive at the lecture room at 9:30 am and bring a USB stick along with the course material and installation files on it.