La Trobe University

Basic Statistics with R - (August 19-21, 2020)


Learn a simple yet powerful way to design and carry out analyses in R in this 3- half day introductory workshop.

WHAT IS R? R is a free software package for statistical computing and graphics. BASIC STATISTICS WITH R introduces statistical concepts in a non-technical way and emphasises their practical application in R. The workshop will provide plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and to access in-class support.

• Introduction to R
• Importing & exporting data sets
• Numerical & graphical summaries of data
• Descriptive statistics & plots
• Hypothesis testing (t-tests, ANOVA & Chi-squared tests)
• Confidence intervals & p-values
• Simple linear regression
• Power & sample size considerations.
The R package will be used within the user friendly R-Studio interface.
Researchers and HDR students – especially those involved in the health sciences, social sciences, life sciences and psychological sciences – or anyone who wants to learn basic statistical concepts to apply in R.
A basic understanding of statistics is helpful but not essential. No prior knowledge of R is assumed.
Registration Details:
Dates / Times: Wednesday 19th August 2020; 1.00pm-5.00pm
Thursday 20th August 2020; 1.00pm-5.00pm
Friday 21st August 2020; 1.00pm-5.00pm
Venue: Online
Cost: LTU students $250, LTU staff $350, non-La Trobe $1,094.50 (GST inclusive)
Registration Deadline: 17th August 2020. Places are limited so register early.

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