Online Training
Beginner R Training: Data Science for Community, Workforce, and Economic Development Research


February 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET


Are you sick and tired of manually manipulating data in Excel? Are you eager to level up your data science programming by learning the most widely used open-source  statistical analysis  language? C2ER’s Introduction to R workshop will provide a complete crash course on the full data science workflow, from cleaning and wrangling to visualization. Two RStudio Certified Tidyverse instructors will cover the essentials of popular R packages, including ggplot2, tidyr, dplyr, tidymodels, and rmarkdown. Code will be made available to attendees via RStudio Cloud before and after this hands-on-keyboard session, allowing beginner-level users to dive right in and revisit materials after training. No programming experience is required for the workshop; however, interested attendees are encouraged to explore the online book R for Data Science, which can be found at https://r4ds.had.co.nz/ . The curriculum will be tailored to the C2ER and LMI Institute audience, featuring BLS data and easy ways to include economics and labor data in your code.

Pre work: 

Prior to the session, participants should create an account on the https://rstudio.cloud/ website by signing up with an active email address, or with their Gmail or GitHub account. This is a free service and does not require a subscription.  All required curriculum materials will be provided at the start of the Day 1 session. Participants will have access to these resources during the course and after the workshop.

For more information on course content, please contact Jennie Allison. For questions on registrations and/or logistics, please contact Spencer Abrams.


APDU Premium Members: $738.50

APDU Basic & Individual Members: $844

Non-Members: $1,055