Summer of R 2021

Summer of R - August 16–20, 2021

MPSI is proud to spon­sor the 2nd Annu­al Sum­mer of R train­ing series.

This train­ing will be con­duct­ed in-per­son. There will not be an option to attend virtually. 

What is R and why use it?

R is an open-source plat­form for sta­tis­ti­cal analy­ses that has become increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar in edu­ca­tion­al and social sci­ence research. There are many ben­e­fits to mak­ing the switch from using oth­er sta­tis­ti­cal soft­ware pro­grams, which can be lim­it­ed in the analy­ses they can per­form and can also be expen­sive. R is a great alter­na­tive because: 

  • R has a wide range of capa­bil­i­ties for sta­tis­ti­cal analyses.
  • Both data man­age­ment and analy­ses can be per­formed with­out hav­ing to switch between programs.
  • R code is suit­ed for col­lab­o­ra­tion and repli­ca­tion of findings. 
  • New capa­bil­i­ties are con­stant­ly being devel­oped by an ever grow­ing R user community!
  • Final­ly, R is total­ly FREE!

What to expect from Summer of R:

This train­ing is designed for researchers who want to make the switch to using R. The train­ing will pro­vide the nuts and bolts of the pro­gram which is cru­cial in under­stand­ing how R func­tions work. All cours­es will be held in-per­son and on campus.

The train­ing has five courses:

  • Course I: Intro­duc­tion to R and Basic Data Explo­ration (1 day)
    • Intro­duc­tion to R and R Studio
    • Basic data management
    • Descrip­tive statistics
  • Course II: Gen­er­al­ized Lin­ear Mod­el­ing (1 day)
    • The­o­ry of Gen­er­al­ized Lin­ear Mod­el­ing (GLM)
    • GLM for bina­ry out­comes (logis­tic regression)
    • GLM for poly­to­mous out­comes (multi­n­o­mi­al logis­tic regression)
    • GLMs for ordi­nal out­comes (cumu­la­tive, adja­cent, and stage models)
    • GLM for counts (Pois­son and neg­a­tive bino­mi­al regression)
  • Course III: Mul­ti­level Mod­el­ing (1 day)
    • Under­stand­ing the need and log­ic of mul­ti­level models
    • Spec­i­fy­ing uncon­di­tion­al, ran­dom inter­cept, and ran­dom slope models
    • Aggre­gat­ing and merg­ing data
    • Test­ing dif­fer­ent mod­el specifications
    • Mod­el diagnostics
  • Course IV: Psy­cho­met­rics (1 day)
    • Fun­da­men­tal con­cepts of psy­cho­log­i­cal and edu­ca­tion­al measurement
    • Clas­si­cal test the­o­ry meth­ods (item analysis/reliability)
    • Intro­duc­to­ry fac­tor analysis
    • Intro­duc­to­ry item response theory
  • Course V: Intro­duc­tion to R Shiny Appli­ca­tions (half day)
    • Get­ting to know Shiny and run­ning your first Shiny app
    • The archi­tec­ture of Shiny apps (UI, serv­er, input, output)
    • Under­stand­ing reactivity
    • Mak­ing it look pret­ty (lay­outs, themes, HTML)
    • Help­ing users nav­i­gate your app
    • Shar­ing your app with the world

About the R experts providing the training:

The train­ing will be pro­vid­ed by four of our excel­lent instruc­tors Drs. Fran­cis Huang, Wolf­gang Wie­der­mann, Wes Boni­fay, and Sonya Win­ter. They are all pro­lif­ic method­ol­o­gists and mea­sure­ment experts, expe­ri­enced edu­ca­tors, and fac­ul­ty mem­bers in the Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Insti­tute at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri, and teach a vari­ety of grad­u­ate meth­ods and mea­sure­ment cours­es that sole­ly use R. 

Summer of R training dates and pricing

Dates

  • August 16–20, 2021
  • Loca­tion: TBA
  • Time: 9:00AM‑4:30PM

Pric­ing & Sched­ule TENTATIVE COSTS for plan­ning purposes

  • Ear­ly Bird (before June 15, 2021):
    • Full week: $900
    • Price per course: 
      • Course I: Data Explo­ration & Lin­ear Regres­sion (1 day) – $200
      • Course II: Gen­er­al­ized Lin­ear Mod­el­ing (1 day) – $200
      • Course III: Mul­ti­level Mod­el­ing (1 day) – $200
      • Course IV: Psy­cho­met­rics (1 day) – $200
      • Course V: R Shiny Appli­ca­tions (half day) – $100
  • Late Reg­is­tra­tion (after June 16, 2021):
    • Full week: $1,150
    • Price per course:
      • Course I: Data Explo­ration & Lin­ear Regres­sion (1 day) – $250
      • Course II: Gen­er­al­ized Lin­ear Mod­el­ing (1 day) – $250
      • Course III: Mul­ti­level Mod­el­ing (1 day) – $250
      • Course IV: Psy­cho­met­rics (1 day) – $250
      • Course V: R Shiny Appli­ca­tions (half day) – $150

Training Location and Travel Information

Hotel Information

Airport Information

  • Colum­bia Region­al Air­port (11 miles) 
    • Air­lines: Amer­i­can and Unit­ed Airlines
  • St. Louis Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (107 Miles) 
    • Most Major Airlines
  • Kansas City Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (130 Miles) 
    • Most Major Airlines
  • Air­port Shut­tle Ser­vice from St. Louis and Kansas City Air­ports: MoX

Parking

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Sponsors

If you have any ques­tions, feel free to con­tact Tanya Weigard at tww79b@mail.missouri.edu