NHS-R Workshop: Introduction to R and R Studio – 12th December 2023

Introduction to R and R Studio

  • Tuesday 12th December 2023 with Dr Lewis Spurgin
  • 9:30am until 4:30pm (UK time)

The course will be one day and will take place online.

Learn about how to import data, wrangle data and produce and export graphs.

Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of R is required; however, it is assumed that you will have a moderate level of computer literacy. For example, you will be able to navigate to drives and files and be confident in searching for solutions to technical problems on the internet. You will work with, or have an interest in, data..

About the course: This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in data analysis using Excel, SQL, Access or uses statistical programmes like SPSS to get started with R and R Studio.  After this course, you will:

  • See examples of R in producing healthcare related visualisations and use publicly available healthcare data to answer questions.
  • Recognise and understand key terms often used by users of R.
  • Interact with R using the RStudio environment.
  • Learn how to set up some of the accessibility features of RStudio.
  • Take charge of their workflow using RStudio projects.
  • Import data into R using csv files (other data sources will be discussed).
  • Carry out data manipulation using simple steps to solve complex problems.
  • Join multiple tables together.
  • Produce and save plots using ggplot2.
  • Learn how to find more information on functions within R packages.
  • Open an RMarkdown template and learn how to get started in producing an integrated text and code report. Take away ideas for continuing learning after the course

Registration

Please register via the Sign up link in the right panel.
You will need to register as a member of the NHS-R Community to register for NHS-R Events.

You will receive a confirmation email, further workshop information including the calendar invite with the Zoom link to join the workshop will be sent out to you nearer the date.

Please note: This course is limited to NHS employees and those who work in UK public sector organisations such as PHE, local councils and DHSC.

For further information, please contact: nhs.rcommunity@nhs.net

Event Speakers

Dr Lewis Spurgin

Population Health Management Analytics Manager

Lewis is an analytics manager at the Suffolk and north east Essex Integrated Care Board, where he leads on analytics for population health. Previously he has been a senior epidemiologist in local government, a consultant working on open data initiatives, and had a career in academia. He has been using R alongside other data science tools (mainly python, git and SQL) for ~15 years, for data wrangling, visualisation, statistical analysis, predictive modelling, reporting and dashboarding. He has taught R, statistics and data science at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as to professional analysts.

Event Type

Workshops

Event Date

December 12, 2023

Event Time

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Event Venue

Online

Event Capacity

25

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