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Introduction to R for the Social Sciences Weekly Workshops Fall 2019

November 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


8 Weekly Workshops: Wednesdays, October 16, 2019 to December 4, 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM
Room E251 CSE Building – Informatics Institute

This series of 8 weekly workshops offers an introduction to the R programming language for data analysis in the social sciences. The sessions will cover a number of essential tools and facilities available in R for typical tasks in social data analysis, including data import and management; descriptive statistics and graphics; linear and generalized linear models; multilevel, spatial and network data. These are hands-on workshops in which participants will run R code on real-world data and will do coding exercises on their own laptops.

All sessions will be held at the UF Informatics Institute (Room E251). Participants are free to attend all or just some of the workshops. However, knowledge of the topics covered in Sessions #1-4 is necessary and assumed for participants in Sessions #5-8.

The workshops are free and open to all UF students, faculty and staff. There is a limit of 30 participants and registration is required. You must register for each workshop that you wish to attend. Click on link to selected workshop to register.

This workshop series is organized by the UF R Social Sciences Interest Group (RSSIG) in collaboration with the UF Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, and the UF Informatics Institute. It is supported in part by the UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Contact:

Email Till Krenz or Raffaele Vacca for more information.

Instructors:

Raffaele Vacca, PhD, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law
Till Krenz, PhD, Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Thomas Smith, MS, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law

Instructions for participants:

♦ Bring your own laptop
♦ Install RStudio on your laptop (click here to download RStudio)
♦ Register to the RSSIG Canvas group here to access the workshop materials
♦ Download the workshop materials to your laptop (from the Modules section of the RSSIG Canvas group) and bring them to the workshop

Please note that there is a cap of 30 participants for each session. The cap is typically reached in a few days, and there will be a wait list of people who are waiting for workshop seats to become available. Please contact Till Krenz to be added to the wait list if registration is closed. Your registration for a given session is a commitment to participate in that session. If you realize you can’t make it, please contact Till Krenz as soon as possible to let us know so we can free seats up for people in the waiting list.

Schedule:

#1 Introduction to R          CLOSED – FULL

Wed., 10/16, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Raffaele Vacca

Topics: R objects; vectors and matrices; arithmetic and logical operations; indexing; data frames and lists; R functions.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-introduction-to-r-2019/

#2 Data Management          CLOSED – FULL 

Wed., 10/23, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Till Krenz

Topics: Importing data; subsetting; ordering cases and variables; transforming and recoding; merging and appending data frames; tidyverse and the dplyr package.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-data-management-2019/

#3 Descriptive Statistics and Graphics CLOSED-FULL 

Wed., 10/30, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Tom Smith

Topics: Frequency tables; crosstabs; the mean, sd, and other descriptive functions; packages for descriptive statistics (Hmisc, pastecs, psych, summarytools); descriptive statistics for data subsets; basic graph functions; the ggplot2 package.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-descriptive-statistics-and-graphics-2019/

#4 Linear Models          CLOSED – FULL 

Wed., 11/06, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Tom Smith

Topics: Bivariate and multivariate linear models; visualizing regression lines; regression diagnostics; post-estimation functions.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-linear-models-2019/

#5 Generalized Linear Models CLOSED – FULL  

Wed., 11/13, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Till Krenz

Topics: Specifying the link function; goodness of fit; updating models; model selection; computing and plotting predicted probabilities.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-generalized-linear-models-2019/

#6 Multilevel Analysis           CLOSED – FULL

Wed., 11/20, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Raffaele Vacca

Topics: Multilevel data structures; Hierarchical Linear Models; random intercepts and random slopes; contextual effects and interactions, result visualization.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-multilevel-analysis-2019/

#7 Social Network Analysis         CLOSED – FULL

Wed., 11/27, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Raffaele Vacca

Topics: Introduction to igraph and statnet; importing and visualizing network data; vertex and edge attributes; indexing vertices and edges; centrality, cohesion, and subgroups.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-social-network-analysis-2019/

#8 Reproducible Research with RMarkdown

Wed., 12/04, 1-3PM, Informatics Institute (Room E251)

Instructor: Till Krenz          CLOSED – FULL 

Topics: RMarkdown basics; R-Code chunks; Inline R Code; version control; rendering Word/PDF/Presentations.

To register for this workshop:

https://informatics.institute.ufl.edu/2019/08/registration-spatial-analysis-2019/

LOCATION:
Room E252 CSE Bldg. – Informatics Institute
432 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611

Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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Date:
November 6, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Informatics Institute
432 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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