This is the main course website for the tutorial "Introduction to R for scholars of humanities and social sciences" given in winter term 2022 at University of Bayreuth.
- 27. January 2023: if then else whaaat?
- 20. January 2023: This week we’ll get to know loops!
- 16. December 2022: This week: more to merge
- 09. December 2022: Function of the week: merge!
- 02. December 2022: Function of the week: aggregate!
- 25. November 2022: What equals?
- 18. November 2022: This week: Visualizing data!
- 11. November 2022: We are doing more with external data. We learn to organize it and handle missing values.
- 04. November 2022: We learn to define functions.
- 28. October 2022: This week is dedicated to working with data!
- 21. October 2022: Tutorial starts! See the videos section to access the relevant content.
This course covers the basics of R: What are variables and how are they used? What data structures are there and what can we model with them? How do programming concepts like loops and functions work in R and what are they necessary for?
The course prepares students to be able to perform data analysis independently. Therefore, reading and writing external data files is an important topic as well as preparation of data for visualization and its actual visualization.
Special attention is paid to dealing with error messages. These contain important information about the parts of the program code that need to be revised. Therefore, we will provoke diverse error messages and learn to tackle the causes of them. In the course, students will learn how to independently search for help and apply it to their own problems.
Finally, the course includes some special tasks for humanities and social science students, such as social network analysis and text analysis.
In this section, you will find a list of tutorial videos helping you to get started with analyzing text data in R.
|Find Help on the Internet|
|Thinking in Scripts|
|Getting Started in RStudio||
Working with external data¶
|Read in data files|
|Obstacles with data files: Separators|
|Dealing with missing values|
Hello World pt. 2¶
|Functions accepting parameters|
|Submitting and Evaluating your Assignments|
Sort & Order¶
|Sorting values and dataframes|
|Draw scatter plots and line plots|
|Draw pie charts|
|Draw bar charts|
|Draw stacked and grouped bar charts|
|Customize your plots|
|Combining multiple comparisons|
|Advanced use of aggregate function|
|Advanced use of merge: specify columns|
|Advanced use of merge: missing data|
|Advanced use of merge: multiple columns|
|Advanced use of merge: continuous merge|
|Save your figures to files|
|Adjust the axes|
|Add more details to your plot|
|Combine multiple figures on one canvas|
Loops in R¶
|When to use sapply vs. when to use for|
|Looping(s) through datasets|
|Execute Code Conditionally|
|Check vector elements|
|AND, OR, XOR|
|Conditions and vectors|
|Find a video here|
|Find code material here|
|Find external material here|
- Alex Douglas, Deon Roos, Francesca Mancini, Ana Couto, and David Lusseau. An Introduction to R. online, https://intro2r.com/, 2022. https://intro2r.com/.