Welcome to the R Bootcamp for PSU Psychology researchers. The goal of this two-day workshop is to provide a broad introduction to the use of R for social science research. Participants are not expected to have prior experience with R or another programming language. The scope and schedule of the course is provided here.

Note: If possible, please bring a laptop, preferably with R and RStudio already installed. We will be walking through a number of demonstrations during the course and it may be useful to follow along on your own machine.

To download all course materials, you can clone the entire Github repository using the command git clone https://github.com/psu-psychology/r-bootcamp.git. If Git is unfamiliar, you can obtain a zip archive of the current version of all files here: https://github.com/psu-psychology/r-bootcamp/archive/master.zip


Michael Hallquist, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
michael.hallquist AT-SIGN psu PERIOD edu

James LeBreton, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
jml70 AT-SIGN psu PERIOD edu

Rick O. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
rogilmore AT-SIGN psu PERIOD edu

Student Coaches

Daniel Albohn
dna5021 AT-SIGN psu PERIOD edu

Alicia Vallorani
auv27 AT-SIGN psu PERIOD edu

Meeting times and location

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
127 Moore Building

About this course

R is one of the core languages in data science. It’s free and fun to use. Join us in learning how to use this tool to accelerate your research.

Here is the GitHub repo where the course files are shared.


We thank the Department of Psychology and the Social, Life, & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC) for support.