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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Instructor: Usama Bilal, PhD, MPH, MD, assistant research professor at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health.

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Improving the quality of data visualizations can help in communicating results more clearly and transparently to other scientists, stakeholders and the general public. This course will use a workshop format to help students build their own data visualization projects using R, with Urban Health examples. The five sessions will include: (1) a general introduction to basic data visualization concepts; (2) best practices to build static figures + a workshop on different types of static figures (bar, line-points, etc.); (3) basic concepts regarding maps and GIS + a workshop on how to map your geographic data in R; (4) interactive web-plots and their utility + a workshop on interactive web plotting in R using Shiny; (5) a plotting project, where students will bring their own plotting needs, present a basic sketch to other students and then work in the code needed to get a production-quality figure with help from the code from previous sessions.

This course will provide all of the required code, so participants do not need to have much prior knowledge of R to get something out of it. However, this is a programming course, so students with some knowledge of R will benefit. For example, some of the code may be useful to apply to your own visualizations with some adjustments. Thus participants with a stronger R background coming into the course will be able to create more complex visualizations, but again, you do not need to have advanced pre-knowledge of R to take this course. If you are interested in an introduction to the material that will be covered in this course, please check out one of the Coursera courses in R.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of data visualization

  • Perform basic data management to get data ready for visualization using R

  • Use the ggplot2 R package to plot high-quality figures

  • Create interactive web-plots using R and the shiny R package

  • Plot spatial data using R


Dates: June 24 - 28, 2019

Meeting Times: Monday - Friday: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Course full price: $600
Early Bird price (through April 30): $400

If registering for more than one course, contact uhc@drexel.edu for a discount code.

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