The adoption of R is becoming a new standard in the social sciences
around the world. The purpose is to provide a review of fundamental aspects of R and a programming language in general. To lose the fear of R, we will understand what a script is and how it works. Next, we continue with fundamental tools as data opening, cleaning, and filtering, followed by applied (systems of) concepts such as the grammar of graphics, textual analysis, and replicability. We divide the course into two days and seven sessions. The first day introduces some basic features of R and makes a refreshment for those who already are familiar with the program. The second day focuses on more applied techniques widely employed in the Social Sciences, such as model building, content analysis, and replication.
Please see the download for more details and the full contents of this course.
About the lecturer
Rodrigo Rodrigues-Silveira is an associate professor of political science at Salamanca University, Spain and a research fellow at the desiguALdades.net in Berlin, Germany.
Rodrigo Rodrigues-Silveira specializes particularly on the intersection between the State, territory and population. My main areas of study are subnational politics, political demography and political geography, as well as their related methodological approaches.
Please note that other external participants than the one mentioned in the target group above are asked to pay a small course fee. For inquiries please contact the GIGA DP Student Assistant