Introduction to R: Data Wrangling and Visualisation

Details: 

23rd November 2016
University of Sheffield

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COURSE ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAILEVENTS@AQMEN.AC.UK

 

Course Details

This is a one-day introductory workshop in data wrangling and visualisation with R. R is an excellent tool for wrestling data into useable shapes before analysing and graphing it, but it has a steep initial learning curve with a lot of pitfalls. This workshop aims to help you hit the ground running as painlessly as possible, signposting some of these pitfalls along the way.

You will be introduced to some of the standard ways of using R to tidy, re-arrange and format data, and then how to put this data into graphic form. Producing graphics for public consumption is only the tip of the iceberg: learning these skills will provide you with tools for increasing your own insight into data.

The day will cover the topics below, ending with a two-hour session covering ways to link data to ggplot, allowing you to put these concepts into practice with on-hand support.

The course will cover the following:

  • Getting started with R: using RStudio, data basics
  • Producing "tidy data" ready for analysis and visualisation
  • Using ggplot to visualise your tidy data
  • R programming tips and tricks

Course costs:
This training course is offered free of charge to doctoral students registered on a social science degree programme at a Scottish University or to doctoral students studying at an ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre.

Remaining places will be open to others for a fee:

Doctoral students studying at a non-DTC institution £30
Academic staff, ESRC funded researchers and UK registered charitable organisations £60
Others £250

Please note that AQMeN can only accept payment for training via the University of Edinburgh ePay system.  We are unable to issue invoices or accept cheques for payment. All payments must be received within 14 days of a place being offered otherwise the place will be released. Payment should not be made until you have received confirmation that you have been allocated a place on the course.

Application process:
There are 15 places available on the course and places will be allocated following a process of application.

To apply for this event, a completed on-line application form should be submitted by 12 noon on 14th October 2016.  Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 21st October 2016.

Travel and accommodation bursaries:
Doctoral students registered on a social science degree programme at a Scottish university or at an ESRC-funded DTC may be eligible to claim travel and/or accommodation costs to attend.

In order to be eligible for a bursary you must reside outside Sheffield and attend a university outside Sheffield.  Reimbursement can only take place if you follow the reimbursement process detailed below and bursaries for eligible students will be capped at the following rates:

Travel time (by rail) from Sheffield Maximum Travel Contribution
Accommodation Contribution
Up to 1 hour (travelling each day)    2 return trips @£25/trip = £50 NIL
Up to 1 hour(with accomodation) 1 return trip @£25/trip = £25 Up to 1 nights accomodation at maximum £60 per night
Up to 2 hours 1 return trip @£50/trip = £50 Up to 1 nights accomodation at maximum £60 per night
Over 2 hours 1 return trip @£100/trip = £100    Up to 1 nights accomodation at maximum £60 per night

Reimbursement process:
Students are responsible for arranging travel and/or accommodation (if applicable) themselves and will only be reimbursed upon presentation of original receipts (no photocopies or credit card receipts will be accepted) and completion of the relevant expense claim form which will be provided post-event.

AQMeN will not reimburse the following costs (unless agreed prior to the event):

  • Mileage
  • First class travel
  • Meals or room service
  • Inter-city travel (e.g. buses to and from event venue)
  • Taxi fares
  • Credit card fees
  • Sundries (e.g.wireless internet access or newspapers at accommodation)

All expense claims and receipts must be received by the AQMeN office no later than 2 weeks following the last day of the event in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

Cancellation and Non-attendance:
By applying for this course, you are expected to attend for the full duration.  Failure to attend all sessions (unless by prior agreement with the AQMeN core team) may result in a charge of £50 per day of the course missed, non-reimbursement of expenses and ineligibility to be  considered for future AQMeN training courses and events.

Non-paying delegates
If after receiving an allocated place on the course you are no longer able to attend, you must notify AQMeN as soon as possible to allow the place to be offered to someone on the waiting list.  Failure to do so may result in a charge of £50 per day of the course, non-reimbursement of expenses and ineligibility to be  considered for future AQMeN training courses and events.

Paying delegates
Course fees are non-refundable.  In exceptional cirumstances a refund may by permitted at the discretion of the AQMeN Research and Development Manager.

Contact:
If you have any questions regarding the course, please feel free to contact events@aqmen.ac.uk or + 44 (0) 131 650 2105

Draft Programme

 

Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -
09:30 to 17:00
Organiser: 
AQMeN
Location: 
Sheffield
Venue: 
Sheffield Methods Institute, Floor 2, ICOSS Building, The University of Sheffield

Research Strand: