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R Without Fear: Applied R for Biologists, Sept 19-23

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Dear colleagues,


Registration is open for the workshop "R Without Fear: Applied R for Biologists

“ 2nd edition", September 19th-23rd, 2016.


Instructor: Dr. Jordi Moya-Laraño (Estación Experimental de Zonas Ãridas - CSIC,



PLACE: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel

Crusafont (Barcelona, Spain).


WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/applied-r-for-bio/




Introduction to R and its working environment

* Types of variables in R

* Vectors, matrices and data frames

* Self-made functions

* Working with loops and conditional statements

* How to merge data tables

* Search and substitute of data values within tables

* Complex summaries of data tables


Statistical analyses with some theoretical refreshing

* Statistical populations and samples through example

* Measures of central tendency and variability

* Precision, accuracy and bias

* Hypothesis testing: falsability, Type-I and Type-II errors and statistical


* Correlation and simple linear regression

* P-value vs effect magnitude

* Linear models: residuals, assumptions and interpretation

* Explained and unexplained variance in a linear model (coefficient of


* Introduction to R graphics with statistical examples

* The concept of partial effect: partial regression and correlation

* Additive vs. multiplicative effects: disentangling the effect of interactions

* General and Generalized Linear Models

* Choosing the best models via AIC



With best regards


Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.

Scientific Director

Transmitting Science


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