Block 2: Social Data Analytics
Throughout this week students will meet daily ‘learning objectives’ for analysing social data, which will sum together by the end of the week to form a strong transferable skillset. Students will join us on Monday with little or no knowledge of R and social data analysis and by Friday will have completed a group project using new skills in: R coding, handling data in R, data visualisation, and statistical comparisons of group means.
Sessions will run online.
By the end of this block you will have reached the below objectives:
- I feel comfortable working with objects and handling data in R
- I can use commands in R to summarise and visualise data
- I can apply a range of different data visualisation techniques to different types of social data
- I can visualise and statistically compare group means
“The teaching was excellent – it was very engaging, interesting and I found it easy to follow. The explanations were about right for the level of coding experience I had and I thought that any questions that I had were answered fully.” (Female, 21 years old, BA Biological Sciences)
“Content was excellent – [I learnt] more in this week than I learnt in my BSc undergrad.” (Female, 22 years old, BSc Politics and International Relations)