This course provides a basic introduction to the R open-source software environment for statistical computing and graphics, with a focus on skills relevant to social science data analysis.

Students will learn to import and manage data sets, create objects, install and use packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and produce basic graphics.

Students will become familiar with the structure of R programming for a variety of applications. The course is designed to prepare students for the programming components of subsequent coursework and is intended for students without previous experience with or only basic knowledge of R.

The specific content will be adjusted to reflect the needs of those enrolled in each session.