Using R for Social and Political Analysis | 2019

Using R for Social and Political Analysis | 2019

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This course introduces students to the usage of R, which is a free data analysis program. By the end of this course, students will be able to open data, recode variables, draw graphs, calculate descriptive statistics, and conduct bivariate analysis.

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The course does not require extensive background knowledge but an interest in statistics and learning a new software language. The course will be taught in English.



There is one required text for this course:

Monogan, James E., III. 2015. Political Analysis Using R.
New York: Springer.


Jamie Monogan

Jamie Monogan
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Georgia

Jamie Monogan
is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Jamie’s teaching and research focuses on political methodology and American state politics & policy. As a political methodologist, he teaches courses on how to analyze data when conducting political research. He also has conducted research on how political studies can better incorporate geographic information and craft more robust research design. As someone who studies the politics of the American states, he has addressed questions about how states formulate policies related to the environment, health care, and immigration.