Date(s) - 03/03/2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

G.1E (SCR), Hodgkin Building
Newcomen St

Course description

High quality datasets are essential for statistical analysis. This course is for researchers that need to use the open source R programming language to prepare their data for statistical analysis. The course uses R Studio to illustrate the various techniques that can be used to prepare a data set that is analysable by statistical methods.

Attendees are expected to be familiar with the data collection process using an electronic tool, such as MS Excel.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

      • Reading MS Excel files into R
      • Creating categorical variables for analysis
      • Recoding free text descriptions into numbers
      • Merging different datasets horizontally and vertically
      • Changing the structure of a dataset for different statistical methods.

About the trainer

Bola Coker is the Senior Data Manager in Medical Statistics at King’s College London.