Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Introduction in R

Date: 17 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
Location: Wageningen University

This course provides an introduction into programming with the free software R for PhD candidates in social sciences. It teaches participants the logic of the programming language, how to independently and efficiently work with R and to find their own way through the software. For this aim it is designed as a hands-on course with a number of exercises analyzing real data and preparing simple graphs so that participants have sufficient chance to practice their work with R. The course introduces participants to the analysis of numerical, categorical data as well as to quantitative text analysis (text mining).

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course participants will:

  1. Understand the structure of R and its basic programming principles;
  2. Understand the principles of object-oriented programming;
  3. Have an overview of supporting sources and R graphical capabilities (the UniveRse);
  4. Be able to use R for basic data analysis and
  5. Create own simple functions and graphs.

Intended credits2.0 ECTS
Course feesWASS and WIMEK/SENSE PhDs with TSP:   € 180 
Other PhDs, postdocs and academic staff:   € 370
Participants from the private sector:   € 550
Course organisationWageningen School of Social Sciences
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