Research Design and Analysis - R Component

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R programming workshop as a supplementary component to the Research Design and Analysis Course


HMS Department

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Project Description

There are 3 main objectives for this project: 

  1. Training HSDM instructional staff for this course to use R for data analysis, specifically on NHANES data. 
  2. Provide materials for teaching students how to access NHANES data and analyze data in R. Specifically, students will learn basic R syntax and data structures, data wrangling, descriptive and hypothesis-based analyses, and data visualization. Instructors will use these materials in module II of the Research Design and Analysis course.
  3. Provide support throughout modules II and III of the course for any issues which arise during instruction and as an additional resource for students to get help on designing and implementing their data analysis.