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Introduction to R: eStudy 107

David Keyes, Founder, R for the Rest of Us

R is powerful software for data analysis and visualization that has come to be used widely in many fields. However, its use in evaluation remains relatively limited. This eStudy is designed to help evaluators appreciate the power of R and master the basics of using it. It will be a hands-on introduction to R, with short demonstrations interspersed with practical exercises that participants will complete on their own laptops. We will cover importing data, data wrangling and analysis, and data visualization in R. Participants will also learn to use RMarkdown, an incredibly powerful tool that allows all data work, from importing to final reporting, to happen in R. Participants will leave the workshop ready to use R to wrangle, analyze, visualize, and report on data in their own work.

Learning Outcomes:
1. How to get all software (R and RStudio) downloaded and set up on their computers
2. How to import and view data in R
3. How to wrangle data into the format needed to do analysis
4. How to conduct descriptive statistics and other basic analysis in R
5. How to produce scatterplots, histograms, bar charts, and line graphs in R
6. How to use RMarkdown to go from data importing to final reporting, all in R

David Keyes regularly teaches evaluators and others to use R. He offers online courses on the R for the Rest of Us website, teaches workshops across the United States (including at AEA), and does custom training to help organizations that want to move to R.

I teach courses through my website. I’ve also taught a AEA pre-conference workshop, done custom training for organizations, and much more.

June 4, 11, 18, and 25 at from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (EDT)