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An exploration of R for psychologists: from data handling to multilevel modelling (XPLR01)

6 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

£300.00 - £600.00

Course Overview:

This five-day course workshop aims to provide a hands-on introduction to the statistical software package R, with the aim of enabling interested researchers to transition to using R instead of existing software packages (such as SPSS).

R is a very powerful tool that allows you to perform almost any analysis imaginable, easily grapple with the messiest data, and produce beautiful plots and reports. Because using R involves coding (there is no point-and-click interface), it can take some effort to learn. However, this initial investment will pay constant dividends, as you will be able to meet any future analytic or data-cleaning challenges.

Over the course of five days, we’ll use real datasets from psychology to master data cleaning, manipulation, and plotting within R, using the tidyverse, a set of powerful and easy-to-use packages. We’ll then move on to cover how to perform common analyses (e.g. t-tests, regressions, anova, moderation), as well as covering a variety of multilevel models (longitudinal, nested groups, dyadic and round-robin data). Datasets will be provided for these purposes but you’ll also be welcome to bring your own.

A small amount of familiarity with R (loading the software, reading in data, installing packages) will be required before the course starts. Students with no prior experience with R should complete this short DataCamp course, and the Setup instructions listed here, in order to fulfil this pre-requisite.


Intended Audience

Research postgraduates, practicing academics, and industry researchers who want to become confident users of the R software package.

VenueMyuna Bay Sport and Recreation, Wangi Road, Myuna Bay, New South Wales 2264 Australia,Google MapThe nearest train station is Dora Creek railway station, Address: Dora Creek NSW 2264, Australia, it is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the City of Lake Macquarie town of Dora Creek. It is a 5 minute drive from the centre so a short affordable taxi ride.

Availability – 20 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 5th PM and departure Friday10th PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@psstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@psstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PS statistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PS statistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Dr Sean Murphy


Teaching Format
Course Programme


6 May 2019
10 May 2019
£300.00 - £600.00


Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation
Wangi Road,
Myuna Bay,, New South Wales 2264 Australia
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20 available
IMLM01 'COURSE ONLY'£600.00'COURSE ONLY'’ £600.00 (approx. $1100 AUD) Places 1-20
20 available
IMLM01 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£300.00'ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'’ £300.00 (approx. $540 AUD) Places 1-20