My R Journey: Adrienne Zell

Adrienne Zell wears many hats. She is an Assistant Professor in the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) – Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health. She is also the Director and co-founder of the OHSU Evaluation Core, an Assistant Director for the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), and the Director of the OCTRI Office of […]

If You Care About Equity, Use R

If you care about issues of equity and you work with data, you should use R. Yes, a humble data analysis tool can play a small, if important, role in creating a more equitable society. The first way that you may connect R and equity is with who uses it. Proprietary software like SPSS, SAS, […]

Using R to Automate Survey Administration

Do you conduct surveys? If so, you likely know the pain of having to continually remind people to complete your survey? What if you could automate this process so that you don’t have to keep track of anything? In this video tutorial, I give an example of how you can use R to automate survey […]

A short overview of the grammar of graphics

One of the things I’ve had most trouble explaining to folks learning R is the grammar of graphics. It’s the theoretical underpinnings of the ggplot2 package, which is used to make all sorts of graphics. In general, I try to avoid being too theoretical in my courses and workshops, but the grammar of graphics is […]

My R Journey: Alex Michel

Alex Michel recently graduated from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in Portland, Oregon with a Master of Public Health. She’s worked in science communication and science writing for about 10 years and hopes to continue to use R to improve public access and engagement with research. Why did you decide to learn R? I first […]

A Guide to R for Excel Users

Many of the clients I work with are coming from Excel. When I teach them R, I try to relate new information to things they are already familiar with. In that spirit, I’ve put together a short video that shows some key functions (select, mutate, filter, summarize, group_by, and arrange) from the dplyr package in […]

🚨 New course coming this spring: Going Deeper with R 🚨