The Statistical Programming in R Module is focused on extending existing skills in analyzing data from quantitative research. The focus of this course will not be on extensively expanding the mathematical knowledge of the techniques employed but will be on acquiring practical skills such as scripting, flexible matrix manipulation and advanced visualization. All these skills are particularly useful when confronted with especially large datasets, and when confronted with a multitude of repetitive statistical
procedures needing implementation. This module will also cover an introduction into Linear Mixed Models. Analyses will be implemented using the interactive programming environment known as R. R is a free, open source programming language for statistical analysis.