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300169 VO Introduction to coding in R (VO): A hands-on approach (2021S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: English

Examination dates



Introductory online meeting on 4th of March, 11am via zoom. Please contact me shortly per email and I will send out the link to all participants. Email: alfredburian@gmx.at.

4 online lectures in May, other lectures are blocked:
5.7.2021 - 9.7.2021
Every day from 09.10-10.00 and 13:55-14:45 (lectures will be delivered in person, but streamed if necessary).


Aims, contents and method of the course

Combination with “Introduction to coding in R (UE)” is strongly encouraged.

The aim of this lecture to provide a practical introduction to the statistical software R.

You will need no prior knowledge in R, an introduction to all basic terms and operations will be provided. However, participating students should have a basic understanding of statistics - we will focus on how to implement things and we will not cover mathematical background information.

Specific targets of the course are (i) data management, (ii) data summary and transformations (e.g. log-response ratios, combinations of SDs), (iii) data visualization and (iv) most common statistical operations (focus on t-tests, ANOVA and regressions).

At the end of this course, you should be comfortable working with R, putting you in a good position to process and analyze data collected for degree projects.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written test on the topic of the lecture

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

50% of total achievable points most be reached.

Sehr gut 89-100%
Gut 76-88%
Befriedigend 63-75%
Genügend 50-62%
Nicht Genügend < 50%

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

MEC-5, MBO 7, MZO W-9, MAN 3, M-WZB

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