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140.604.13
Introduction to R for Public Health Researchers

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Department:
Biostatistics
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
TBD
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Andrew Jaffe
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Previous exposure to hypothesis testing, statistical modeling, and using a statistical package. Must be prepared to bring a laptop to class.

Description:

For those who have little to no familiarity with the R programming language and want to learn more about how to use R to import, wrangle, analyze, and visualize data.

Provides “hands-on” training for analyzing data in the R statistical software package, a popular open-source solution for data analysis and visualization. Covers data input/output, data management and manipulation, and constructing useful and informative graphics. Geared towards individuals who have never used R or have a little familiarity.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read multiple data formats into R
  2. Recode and manipulate data
  3. Write custom R functions and use add-on packages
  4. Make exploratory and customizable plots
  5. Perform, interpret, and visualize basic statistical tests
  6. Use basic “programming” syntax
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 45% Assignments
  • 35% Final Project

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for degree students.

For consent, contact:

ajaffe@jhsph.edu