Online Training
R Programming for Beginners: Using Data Science for Economic and Workforce Development Researchers


This is a two week course, with live instruction M-W-F from 3:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Are you sick and tired of manually manipulating data in excel? Are you interested in learning one of the most popular FREE (i.e., open source) data science programming languages out there? C2ER’s Introduction to R workshop will provide a complete crash course on the full data science workflow from cleaning and wrangling to visualization, modeling, and repeatable reporting. Two RStudio Certified Tidyverse Instructors will cover the essentials of popular R packages including ggplot2, tidyr, dplyr, tidymodels, and rmarkdown.

Code will be made available to attendees via RStudio Cloud prior to and following this hands-on-keyboard session, allowing beginner level users to dive right in and revisit materials after training. No programming experience is required for the workshop, however interested attendees are encouraged to explore the online book “R for Data Science” which can be found at https://r4ds.had.co.nz/ . The curriculum will also be tailored to the C2ER and LMI Institute audience, including economics focused modeling content.

Training Agenda Available Here.

Pre work:
Prior to the session, students should create an account on https://rstudio.cloud/ website by signing up with an active email address, or with their Gmail or GitHub account. This is a free service and does not require a subscription. All required materials will be provided at the start of the day 1 session. Students will have access to these during the course and after the workshop.


Non-members: $1,055.00
Research Professional and Organizational Affiliate Members: $844.00
State LMI Agency and Premium Affiliate Members: $738.50