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Introduction to R for criminologists - ESC conference workshop

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Faculty PC Lab, Faculty of Law

Campus Aula

Universiteitstraat 4

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Organisers: Christophe Vandeviver, Wouter Steenbeek, Samuel Langton, Matthew Ashby, Monsuru Adepeju.

Time: 18 September 2019 from 9am to 3pm.

Fee: This event is free.

Audience: All registered attendees to the ESC conference are welcome. The afternoon session from 1pm is aimed at members of the Space Place and Crime working group, but all are welcome. If you are a member of the ESC and interested in joining the Space Place and Crime working group, please email Monsuru Adepeju (m.adepeju@mmu.ac.uk).

Requirements: No experience in R is required to attend the workshop. Attendees need to bring their own laptop, with the latest versions of R and RStudio already installed. Please ensure that you have access to the university Wi-Fi network. Attendees are welcome to bring their own crime data, although example data will be provided to carry out exercises.


Agenda:

09.30-11.00
• What is R? What are the key differences to other software?
• Introduction to the interface: knowing your way around RStudio.
• How to import and handle data using base R.
• Data visualisation using base R.


11.00-11.15 Coffee break


11.15-12.00
• Introducing the tidyverse as an extension to base R.
• Data importing, handling and visualisation using readr, dplyr and ggplot2.


12.00-13.00 Lunch


13.00-15.00
• How to import and handle spatial data using sf.
• Visualising spatial data using ggplot2 .


Recommended reading:

Brunsdon, C., & Comber, L. (2015). An introduction to R for spatial analysis and mapping. Sage.

Lovelace, R., Nowosad, J., & Muenchow, J. (2019). Geocomputation with R. CRC Press.

Wickham, H., & Grolemund, G. (2016). R for data science: import, tidy, transform, visualize, and model data. " O'Reilly Media, Inc.".


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