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[Molecular-evolution] Course R Without Fear: Applied R for Biologists, Sept 19-23, Barcelona.

Soledad De Esteban Trivigno via mol-evol%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Tue Mar 1 05:42:39 EST 2016


Dear colleagues,

Registration is open for the workshop "R Without Fear: Applied R for Biologists
– 2nd edition", September 19th-23rd, 2016.

Instructor: Dr. Jordi Moya-Laraño (Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas - CSIC,
Spain).

PLACE: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel
Crusafont (Barcelona, Spain).

WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/applied-r-for-bio/

PROGRAM:

Introduction to R and its working environment
• Types of variables in R
• Vectors, matrices and data frames
• Self-made functions
• Working with loops and conditional statements
• How to merge data tables
• Search and substitute of data values within tables
• Complex summaries of data tables

Statistical analyses with some theoretical refreshing
• Statistical populations and samples through example
• Measures of central tendency and variability
• Precision, accuracy and bias
• Hypothesis testing: falsability, Type-I and Type-II errors and statistical
power
• Correlation and simple linear regression
• P-value vs effect magnitude
• Linear models: residuals, assumptions and interpretation
• Explained and unexplained variance in a linear model (coefficient of
determination)
• Introduction to R graphics with statistical examples
• The concept of partial effect: partial regression and correlation
• Additive vs. multiplicative effects: disentangling the effect of interactions
• General and Generalized Linear Models
• Choosing the “best” models via AIC


With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
Scientific Director
Transmitting Science
www.transmittingscience.org
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