Introduction to Data Visualization with R

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Primary contact information...
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City UT , 84112
United States
Shirley Zhao is the primary contact.
Phone: 801-585-7624
Region: Midcontinental

Description: The ability to make reproducible graphics using data is a valuable skill for today’s librarian. In this course, we will learn and use basic commands and packages in R/RStudio to manipulate and visualize data. Participants will understand the basic functionality of R and practice writing scripts to create some impactful graphics.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
CE Contact Hours: 4
Professional Competencies: Information Systems and Technology
Subject: Technology/Systems
Course Type: Face to Face, Hands-on

Educational Objective: Participants will understand the basic functionality of R and practice writing scripts to create some impactful graphics.

Agenda:

1.	Introductions
2.	What is R/RStudio
3.	Scripts 
4.	Operators
5.	Functions and Packages
6.	Loading and Viewing Data
7.	Manipulating Data
8.	Plotting Data 
9.	Plotting Data with ggplot2
10.	Additional Resources
11.	Wrap Up

Need for This Course: Course was identified as a potential course to be included in MLA’17.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, and Hands-on Exercises.

Participant Materials: To be developed: handout and sample dataset

Facility Requirements: Projector, internet access, VGA hookup.