R and RStudio Workshop


Graduate Students, Postdocs

Do you need R for your research but are not sure where to start? Have you tried learning R but struggled to learn on your own? This workshop is for you!

You are invited to participate in a workshop designed to help graduate student researchers learn how to learn R.  This workshop will include a 90-minute seminar, access to a curated set of resources for learning R, and a 1-hour working session to engage with the resources along with other R learners to complete data-driven tasks (potentially related to your own research!) Your participation will also connect you to a campus-wide network of graduate student researchers using the included resources to learn R. 

In this seminar you will learn:

  • The capabilities and utility of R in your research
  • The basics of using R and RStudio
  • How to load, manipulate, summarize, and visualize your data
  • Exposure to commonly used R packages such as tidyr, dplyr, and ggplot2
  • How to explore and learn to use new functions and packages in R
  • Recommendations for trouble-shooting errors
  • Exposure to a collection of resources designed to help you learn R

This study will include three 10-minute surveys at different points during the workshop to measure the success of the intervention and influence future improvements.  All participation is voluntary, and you are free to skip any portion of the workshop and skip any survey questions you would prefer not to answer. 

The seminar portion of this workshop will take place March 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in B102 Wells Hall. The working session will be scheduled during the seminar based on participant availability.


To register, click here.  Space is limited so be sure to register soon!

If you have any questions, please contact the workshop coordinator, Sarah Manski, at manskisa@msu.edu.