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Introductory R Workshop - March 30 and 31, 2011
We are pleased to announce the workshop "An Introduction to the Statistical Software Package R" on March 30 and 31, 2011. On both days, the workshop will take place between 8:30am and 4:30pm at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C. (This workshop is not affiliated with BCIT.)
What is R?
R is a free, powerful, open source software package with extensive statistical computing and graphics capabilities, which can be used to explore and analyze data. R shares many of its strong points with its commercial competitor S-PLUS. In addition to providing a comprehensive suite of conventional statistical tools, R has many freely available add-in packages which can be used to carry out more specialized statistical tasks. More information on R can be found on the website www.r-project.org.
Day 1 on March 30th will introduce you to the R environment and programming language. You will learn the fundamental R commands necessary for data storage, manipulation and summarization. You will get a jumpstart in R programming and develop a solid foundation for using R to manage your data and produce descriptive statistics.
Day 2 on March 31st will show you how to use R to visualize and analyze data. You will learn appropriate R commands for constructing, customizing and saving simple and complex statistical graphs. You will perform a variety of basic statistical analyses (e.g., t-tests, chi-square tests, simple linear regression analysis, one-way analysis of variance) and become familiar with the interpretation of the corresponding R output. You will build a strong foundation for using R to solve your statistical analyses problems.
You can choose to attend both days or either day.
Benefits to Participants
After Day 1, you will be able to:
After Day 2, you will be able to:
This workshop is limited to 20 participants and consists of a series of short lectures and demonstrations followed by hands-on, interactive sessions for the participants. Each participant is provided with:
The workshop is led by Dr. Isabella Ghement. Isabella obtained her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2005. Isabella has presented public and private workshops on the statistical software package R to graduate students, researchers and others involved in cancer research, environmental and ecological research, biostatistics and bioinformatics. She also lectures part-time on basic and advanced statistics at the Sauder School of Business, UBC and is actively engaged in statistical consulting. Isabella has co-authored the publications "Seasonal Confounding and Residual Correlation in Analyses of Health Effects of Air Pollution" (Environmetrics, Vol. 18, Issue 4, June 2007, 375-394) and "Robust estimation of error scale in nonparametric regression models" (Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Vol. 138, Issue 10, October 2008, 3200-3216) and "Incorporating multiple interventions in meta-analysis: an evaluation of the mixed treatment comparison with the adjusted indirect comparison" (Trials, 2009 Sep. 21, 10:86).
Participants should bring a laptop computer pre-installed with the free R software. Detailed instructions for downloading and installing R are available on our website at www.ghement.ca/Rinstructions.html.
Downtown Vancouver at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Building, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Dates and Times
Dates: March 30 and 31, 2011.
Registration: On both days, workshop registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Times: The workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. on each day.
The attendance fee for each day of the workshop is $195.00 plus HST per participant and includes a bound copy of the Workshop Notes, a CD-ROM containing all workshop examples and exercises, a variety of workshop-related handouts, and 30 days of free workshop-related technical support following the workshop. The attendance fee also includes morning and afternoon coffee, tea and snacks.
If you would like us to provide a computer for you to use during the workshop please add $100.00 plus HST per participant per day.
Please click here to download the registration form. For additional attendees, please duplicate the registration form.