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R- a tool for statistical analysis

  • Number of credits 5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

About the course

The course will focus on the use of R for the analysis of large data sets.  In addition to familiarization with standard R functions, students will learn how to program to create their own functions and to use R’s highly regarded graphical software tools. The course will provide demonstrations and practice for accessing external data sets and the cutting edge research resources available in R packages.  Students will learn how to use R to facilitate publication of reproducible research.

After this course, students are expected to:
• Comprehend and clarify the role integrated documentation for statistical computations;
• Comprehend and clarify basic methods of statistical computation in the free software environment, R.
• Have a basic understanding of how to formulate and undertake novel statistical computations
• Use R to visualize data
• Use R to clean and analyse data using descriptive statistics and univariate and multivariate regression models
• Undertake basic programming tasks for the analysis of novel statistical problems
• Critically discuss and evaluate the application of R to create reproducible statistical computations and the relationship between this reproducibility and scientific method.

Application and eligibility

R- a tool for statistical analysis, 5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


25 March 2019


14 April 2019

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education.


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 15 October 2018. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Angelica Johansson