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Thursday, October 23 • 09:00 - 12:00
WORKSHOP 5: Using R and RStudio for Modern E-mental Health Research: A Bring-Your-Laptop Workshop LIMITED

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R is a freely available statistical software package. Its versatility, extensibility and active support community make it a valuable addition to the analytical toolbox of the e-mental health researcher. However, R is also known for its intimidating steep learning curve, which presents a clear barrier to its practical adoption. This one-day, bring-your-laptop workshop will kick-start participants using R. No prior experience with R is assumed. Workshop participants will work their way from the very basics – installing the software – to the application of advanced extension packages for complex ecological momentary data analysis.

The workshop is structured in three parts. Part one focuses on the basics. Participants will learn how to download, install and run R and RStudio, a popular integrated development environment for R. R’s syntax, script editing and basic plotting procedures are covered, and participants are introduced to specialized extension packages for clinical analysis. Next, in part II, participants learn how to use R to conduct common statistical procedures such as ANOVA, multiple regression, power-analysis, and effect size calculations. In addition, participants are shown how to use the Lattice package to produce high-quality graphics for manuscript preparation. Finally, part III provides a practical introduction in advanced statistics such as multi-level repeated measures regression analysis and data mining approaches.

After this presentation, participants shall be able to:
  • Use R and RStudio for clinical data management, statistical analysis and graph production. 
  • Locate, install and use R extension packages dedicated to clinical analysis.
  • Estimate multi-level models and apply data mining techniques.
NOTE: To ensure a quick start of the workshop, participants are requested to try to install R and RStudio, and JAGS (in that order) on their laptop by visiting the software download sections at http://www.r-project.org, http://www.rstudio.com/ and http://sourceforge.net/projects/mcmc-jags/. All software applications are free, and available for both Mac and Windows OS.

Thursday October 23, 2014 09:00 - 12:00 CEST
Room: AULA SEMINARIO 3RD FLOOR (2) Universitat de València - C/ de la Universitat, 2, Valencia

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