Introduction to R for biologists (IRFB02)
29 October 2018 - 1 November 2018£275.00 - £450.00
The course will consist of a series of 8 modules each lasting roughly half a day, and designed to build required skills for subsequent modules and more advanced courses. At its conclusion, participants will have acquired basic skills in coding with R, and will be able to perform and interpret simple analyses, and critically evaluate similar analyses from the scientific literature and technical reports.
The course is aimed at biologists with no experience using the software R and no understanding or exposure to statistics.
Venue – PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google Map
Availability – 20 places
Duration – 4 days
Contact hours – Approx. 28 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 2 ECT’s
Language – English
We offer COURSE ONLY and ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES;
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner Monday evening, farewell dinner Thursday evening, refreshments and accommodation. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approximately a 6-minute walk from the PR statistics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 28th October (after 5pm) and departure Thursday 1 November (accommodation must be vacated by 9am).
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Dr. Olivier Gauthier
A mixture of lectures and hands-on practical’s. Data sets for computer practicals will be provided by the instructors, but participants are welcome to bring their own data.
Assumed quantitative knowledge
No quantitative understanding of statistics is required.
Assumed computer background
No experience in the software R is required but some computer experience is preferred.
Equipment and software requirements
A laptop/personal computer with a working version or R and RStudio installed. R and RStudio are supported by both PC and MAC and can be downloaded for free by following these links.
It is essential that you come with all necessary software and packages already installed (you will be sent a list of packages prior to the course) internet access may not always be available.
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Meet at Flat 2/1, 43 Cook Street, Glasgow G5 8JN at approx. 17:00 onwards – google map.
1. Data visualisation using ggplot2
2. Packages, names, data types
3. Read, write, access, manipulate data
1. Scripts and projects
2. Probability distributions, parameter estimation, conﬁdence intervals
3. Null hypothesis testing
1. Control statements
2. Writing R Functions
3. Simple linear regression
1. Multiple linear regression (Estimation of model parameters, Ordinary and standardized regression coefficients, Multicollinearity, Hypothesis testing)
2. Model and variable selection
The instructors were excellent and clearly were the reasons for my previous comments. They both combined a deep understanding of statistics and ecology at the same level.Any questions or queries I’ve had, were thus first answered with an ecological point of view and then translated into statistical consideration thereby making much more sense on both side.In addition the course was very well organised, the course director and the two instructors were very friendly as well as professional. On the top of learning many useful things, I’ve also had a very good time during the week there.” Clement Garcia,
Spatial ecologist, Centre For Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), England
(Attended ADVR course)