Politics Statistical Programming Camp 2015

Dates: Monday, January 26 - Friday, January 30, 2015
Morning Session | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Session | 1:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Wallace 300
Instructors:  Katie McCabe and Carlos Velasco Rivera

This camp will prepare students for POL 572 and other quantitative analysis courses offered in the Politics department and elsewhere. Although participation in this camp is completely voluntary, the materials covered in this camp are a pre-requisite for POL 572. Students will learn the basics of statistical programming using R, an open-source computing environment. In addition to traditional data sets and models, R can also handle many kinds of new data including GIS, network, and text data. Using data from published journal articles, students will learn how to manipulate data, create graphs and tables, and conduct basic statistical analysis. This camp assumes knowledge of probability and statistics as covered in POL 571.

Registration: please fill out the Registration Form (Note: this workshop is open only to Princeton affiliates)

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