ekomex: A Basic Introduction to R for Beginners


Course Structure
Day 1: Lecture with script & exercises
Day 2: 90-120’ self-guided exercises; 120’ Small-group tutoring

This 2-day virtual short course provides a basic introduction to the open-source statistical software R for beginners. It teaches you the basics of R the environment and functionality, how to „talk“ to R, dealing with datasets, and simple descriptive stats and graphs using R.

  • Would you like to switch to a statistical software that is both powerful and free of charge?
  • Want to attend a course at a method school that requires basic R knowledge?
  • Does everyone around you use R and you want to use it too?
  • Are you a qualitative researcher who occasionally needs to produce some basic stats or graphs beyond what Excel can do?

Then this course is right for you. Topics covered include:

  • Basics of R environment & functionality
  • How to „talk“ to R
  • Dealing with datasets
  • Simple descriptive stats & graphs

Core Readings
Oana, I.E., Schneider, C.Q. and E. Thomann. 2021, forthcoming. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Using R: A Beginner’s Guide. Cambridge University Press—Online appendix, chapter “introduction to R”

The course does not require specific knowledge, other than basic knowledge of empirical social research (such as: what is data, what are variables, what is a case, what is statistics).
Course Management 
90 EUR
Contact for Questions 
10.03.2022 09:00 to 13:00
11.03.2022 09:00 to 13:00