Lucy Training: Tidyverse in R (3-Session Workshop Sequence)

Presenter: Brian Fogarty

This 3-session workshop sequence is designed as an introduction to the tidyverse packages in R.  Tidyverse is a set of R packages that comprehensively deal with data wrangling and visualization.  The workshop will cover some of the most common packages and functions in tidyverse using a variety of social science data.

Since each week builds off of the previous week(s), please only register if you expect to attend all three sessions.

The workshop assumes working knowledge of R and RStudio and is open to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.  Although the workshop uses social science data, people from other disciplines are welcome to attend.

These workshops will be offered virtually over Zoom. There is a limit of 20 participants for this workshop.  Register Now!  
Registration must be completed by Monday, February 7th.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Tidyverse & Data Management
Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 2022 (1-2:00 pm)

This session will examine reading-in, merging, organizing, and saving datasets. The topics covered include:

  • Reading-in and writing to different data formats (e.g., .csv, .dta, .sav)
  • Pivoting datasets
  • Merging and splicing different datasets
  • Subsetting datasets

Workshop 2: Variable Manipulation & Wrangling
Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 2022 (1-2:00 pm)

This session will look at various ways to perform variable manipulation (i.e., recoding variables).  The topics covered include:

  • Creating dummy variables
  • Collapsing variables
  • Labeling variable values
  • Working with missing values
  • Changing variables’ functional form

Workshop 3: Data Visualization
Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 2022 (1-2:00 pm)

This session will work through a variety of data visualization techniques.  The topics covered include:

  • Bar Plots
  • Histograms
  • Smoothed Density Plots
  • Scatterplots
  • Faceting & Combining Plots

More details about the workshop can be found here.