Workshop

Causal Inference in R

In both data science and academic research, prediction modeling is often not enough; to answer many questions, we need to approach them causally. In this workshop, we’ll teach the essential elements of answering causal questions in R through causal diagrams, and causal modeling techniques such as propensity scores and inverse probability weighting. We’ll also show that by distinguishing predictive models from causal models, we can better take advantage of both tools. You’ll be able to use the tools you already know–the tidyverse, regression models, and more–to answer the questions that are important to your work.

Causal Inference in R

In both data science and academic research, prediction modeling is often not enough; to answer many questions, we need to approach them causally. In this workshop, we’ll teach the essential elements of answering causal questions in R through causal diagrams, and causal modeling techniques such as propensity scores and inverse probability weighting. We’ll also show that by distinguishing predictive models from causal models, we can better take advantage of both tools. You’ll be able to use the tools you already know–the tidyverse, regression models, and more–to answer the questions that are important to your work.

Causal Inference in R

In both data science and academic research, prediction modeling is often not enough; to answer many questions, we need to approach them causally. In this workshop, we’ll teach the essential elements of answering causal questions in R through causal diagrams, and causal modeling techniques such as propensity scores and inverse probability weighting. We’ll also show that by distinguishing predictive models from causal models, we can better take advantage of both tools. You’ll be able to use the tools you already know–the tidyverse, regression models, and more–to answer the questions that are important to your work.

Using RStudio Cloud in the Classroom

This workshop covers set up, implementation, and tips and tricks for integrating RStudio Cloud in your classroom. RStudio Cloud is a great way to incorporate R in the classroom without the hassle of installation and complex set up.

Data Visualizations with ggplot2

“If you’re navigating a dense information jungle, coming across a beautiful graphic or a lovely data visualization, it’s a relief. It’s like coming across a clearing in the jungle.” – David McCandless.

The ability to create polished, factual, and easily-understood data visualizations is a crucial skill for the modern statistician. Visualizations aid with all steps of the data analysis pipeline, from exploratory data analysis to effectively communicating results to a broad audience. This tutorial will first cover best practices in data visualization. We will then dive into a hands on experience building intuitive and elegant graphics using R with the ggplot2 package, a system for creating visualizations based on The Grammar of Graphics.