Introduction to R for Social Scientists and Humanists

Some coding

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This introductory workshop is designed to familiarise social science and humanities researchers with the R programming language environment. In an intensive two-hour session, we will go over the fundamentals of R programming, including data importing, wrangling, visualisation, and modelling. We will close out the session by exploring some of the most popular packages used by academic researchers (eg tidyverse and ggplot2).

By the end of this hands-on workshop, participants will have a sound understanding of basic R programming and an appreciation of all of the exciting possibilities it offers for their own research.


Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop with both R Project and R Studio installed on their laptops. No previous coding is necessary.

This workshop is part of the Introduction to Data Analysis Tools workshop series developed by the Digital Studio and the Social & Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP)

Photo Credit: Markus Spiske