Introduction to R for Public Health Research
June 21, 2021 through June 25, 2021
1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Instructor: Brian Lee, PhD, associate professor, Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health
This course is designed to provide students with a hands-on introduction to programming skills and analytic concepts in R. Participants will address analytical challenges that a public health data analyst might encounter. The focus of the course is not comprehensive knowledge of R, but rather a foundation of knowledge that can be expanded on after the course concludes. The interactive classes will feature a lecture component and a laboratory component. The RStudio environment will be the interface used for all classroom discussion.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Comfortably operate in the R environment.
- Perform basic data management in R.
- Understand generic programming concepts in R.
- Analyze data in R.
Prerequisite knowledge: Prior experience with a statistical programming language (e.g., SAS, Stata) is recommended but not required.
Technical requirements: R and RStudio free software is available for participants to install on their computers.