Continuing Education – Introduction to R: Fundamental Concepts and Practical Applications of R for Fisheries and Wildlife Scientists (hosted by AFS)

AFS Continuing Education

(*R courses may be taken separately or together as a 1.5 day series)
This hands-on, live-coding workshop is a comprehensive introduction to R and RStudio, including basic computational concepts (e.g. directory navigation), introductory programming concepts (e.g. functions, arguments, data objects), and best practices of applying these skills (commenting code, data organization, workflow). Participants will be introduced to common and practical applications of R, including importing and exploring data frames, wrangling data in {dplyr}, visualizing data with {ggplot2}, and the well-known challenges of dealing with dates and times in R using {lubridate}. Sequential coding exercises will allow learners to build upon and enforce their mental models and encourage pair programming, and frequent formative assessments in the form of hands-on coding activities (faded examples, MCQs, Parsons problems) will be used identify and correct misconceptions and ensure that the workshop pace is appropriate for the learners.

Organizers: Danielle Quinn

AFS Continuing Education
Location: Reno-Sparks CC Date: September 28, 2019 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm