Statistical Education Workshop 2018
- Workshop title: Teaching Modern Statistics and Data Science with R/ RStudio
- Presenter: Nicholas Horton, Amherst College
- The introduction slide (68 pages) - (slide file)
This workshop will introduce participants to teaching applied statistics and data science courses using computing in an integrated way. The presenter has been using R/ RStudio to teach statistics and data science to undergraduates at all levels for the last decade and will share his approach and favorite examples. Topics will include workflow in the RStudio environment, providing novices with a powerful but manageable set of tools, data wrangling, data visualization, and basic statistical modeling using R. Much of this "Less Volume, More Creativity" approach will be facilitated using the mosaic package. The workshop is designed to be accessible to those with little or no experience with R and is intended to provide participants with skills, examples, and resources that they can use in their own teaching. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet.