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This course will provide an introduction to statistical inference and basic commands using R. This is most suitable for complete beginners or those requiring foundational statistics refresher. Topics covered include: hypothesis testing, basic statistical testing procedures, linear regression, base R, and introduction to the tidyverse suite of R packages.

By the end of the course, participants will: 

  • become more familiar and comfortable with basic statistics and probability concepts 
  • learn how to conduct rudimentary statistical tests 
  • understand the different types of data and their connection to the available hypothesis testing techniques 
  • start becoming familiar with interpretation and reporting of statistical outputs 
  • be comfortable with base R and able to load libraries, perform simple data wrangling tasks, and plot simple graphics 
  • be able to perform data wrangling tasks using modern R functionalities.