Fri, Sep 23, 2022

10 AM – 12 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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This workshop will get participants started in data analysis using R/RStudio. It will briefly cover different components of data analysis and connect them with the goal of extracting meaning from data. We will go over an example to illustrate the data analysis process from beginning to end.

Workshop format: Presentation and hands-on

Target audience: This workshop is ideal for those who are at the initial stages of doing independent research requiring quantitative analysis (term paper, dissertation, junior paper, senior thesis).

Knowledge prerequisites: None

Hardware/software prerequisites: To follow along with examples, participants should have R and RStudio installed and running on their laptops in advance. Instructions for doing so can be found in this guide.

Learning objectives: Participants will walk away with 1) a basic knowledge of how to prepare the data for R/RStudio; 2) how to use R/RStudio for data analysis with a basic understanding of descriptive statistics, data visualization, ANOVA, and regression; 3) the idea that data analysis is not just about running statistical models.


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Oscar Torres-Reyna

Manager of Statistical Services, Economics

Princeton University

Oscar Torres-Reyna is the manager of statistical services at the Economics department at Princeton University. Oscar assists students working on their independent research projects that require data analysis and/or visualizations (junior papers, senior thesis, dissertations, term papers). He has taught introductory data analysis workshops at Princeton since 2009 and he is currently a part-time lecturer in Data Analytics at the Economics department at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. When Oscar first came to Princeton in 2007, he brought with him about twenty years of work/research experience in public, private, and academic sectors. He has a BA in economics from the School of Economics/UNAM (Mexico) and a diploma in applied statistics from ITAM (Mexico). He also holds a masters degree in public administration, and an MPhil. and PhD in political science from Columbia University, all with a strong focus on data analysis.


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