Fall 2022 Workshop Series: Reproducibility and Data Science in R

 

We are hosting a virtual workshop series during fall semester 2022 to help UA researchers improve their reproducibility and data science skills

Objectives

  • Become comfortable with sharing and collaborating on research products on GitHub using git
  • Learn approaches for how to better organize research projects and their corresponding code, including intermediate R skills
  • Be able to document projects in several ways, including Rmarkdowns and READMEs

This workshop series will not cover statistical methods or modeling, mathematics, introductory R, or any other programming languages besides shell, git, and R. These topics can be taught separately by request.

Prerequisites

You should take this workshop if:

  • You are a graduate student who has collected their data and is ready to analyze and document it, or a researcher or postdoc who is looking to further skills in the areas outlined above
  • You are working on research projects that could benefit from improved collaboration, documentation, and organization
  • You are comfortable with introductory R skills
  • You do not have any prior experience with version control, or want a stronger foundation

Structure

The complete lesson materials will be taught over ten sessions (see topic and dates below) consisting of code-along learning, through which participants will iteratively build and practice their skills. Then, participants will apply their new skills to personal research projects. We will host two follow-up sessions to: 1) check-in for updates and problem solving, and 2) showcase student projects. 

This workshop series been previously offered at University of Arizona. 

Schedule
Date & time topic With Link to LESSON material
Tuesday September 6, 11am - 1pm Shell scripting
Thursday September 8, 11am - 1pm Version control with git
Tuesday September 13, 11am - 1pm Developing code on GitHub
Thursday September 15, 11am - 1pm Collaborating with GitHub
Tuesday September 20, 11am - 1pm Project management and coding best practices
Thursday September 22, 11am - 1pm Intermediate R programming I
Tuesday September 27, 11am - 1pm Intermediate R programming II
Thursday September 29, 11am - 1pm Data manipulation
Tuesday October 4, 11am - 1pm Data visualization
Thursday October 6, 11am - 1pm Documentation
Thursday October 20, 11am - 1pm Project updates and help session
Thursday October 27, 11am - 1pm Project showcase with participant demos (5 minutes, no slides)

Apply

If you are interested, complete this application form! It should take no more than five minutes and requires no prior preparation. We will start notifying applicants on August 12, 2022, and then have rolling admissions until the application closes on August 26, 2022. The workshop will be limited to 20 total participants, with priority given to researchers in ALVSCE (including CALS departments) and those who can commit to at least 10 of the 12 sessions. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the instructors Jessica Guo and Kristina Riemer!