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Upcoming Methodology Workshop of Data, Collection, Management and Computation in R Software

Professor Xavier Fernández-i-Marín (University of Barcelona) will be the speaker of the interactive methodology workshop on R software.

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Content and structure

The Jean Monnet Chair at UPF is glad to convey to all the interested UPF Graduate Student community and UPF Staff that we will host and organize the face-to-face Workshop Seminar of Data, Collection, Management and Computation in R Software by Prof. Xavier Fernández-i-Marín (University of Barcelona). The content of the course includes a gentle introduction to R as programming language, loading data from structured sources, social media and web-scrapping techniques, dealing with countries, transforming datasets and tidy data, mixing data from different sources, data visualization, data mining using classification techniques, data analysis using regression, and the generation of reports in R producing different outputs.

On the other hand, the session is divided in four consecutive days, namely:

- May 18th, 12:00 - 2:00 PM & 2:00 - 4:00 PM

- May 25th, 12:00 - 2:00 PM & 2:00 - 4:00 PM

- June 1st, 9:00-11:00 AM

- June 3rd, 9:00-11:00 AM

About the speaker

Xavier Fernández-i-Marín is Ramón-y-Cajal fellow at Universitat de Barcelona. He has previousoly been lecturer at the LMU Munich, senior researcher at ESADE, assistant professor at the University of Konstanz, research fellow at ESADEgeo (Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics) working on the determinants of the cooperation amongst countries and Global Governance, and ”Juan de la Cierva” post-doc research fellow at IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals) from 2009 until 2011.

He presented his PhD on Technology and PublicPolicy: An Evaluation of Internet and e-Government policies in Spain in 2008 at the Political and Social Sciences Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has been trained in methodology at the University of Essex, obtaining a postgraduate degree, and teaching in the summer school for several years. He has ample experience with hierarchical/multilevel models and bayesian inference, and also in cluster analysis, principal component analysis, factor analysis, survival (event history) analysis, spatial models and quantitative methods in general. This has brought collaborations with several disciplines, bringing scientific, methodological and systematic value to different teams.

How to register?

Spots are limited to 25 UPF MA & PhD Students, as well as UPF Staff. The link in order to book a spot is the following one -



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