Increasing Partner Capacity
The Georgia Policy Labs believes government and school district staff are catalysts for creating evidence-based policies and programs that improve positive, equitable outcomes for children, students, and families. We draw on the expertise and experience of faculty and staff to facilitate capacity-building opportunities for our partners and the public policy community. Our goal is to provide trainings that respond to current needs and develop relevant skills that agencies can implement quickly. As part of our commitment to enhance evidence-based policymaking more broadly, we offer these trainings freely to the larger community.
R Project for Statistical Computing
Introduction to R and tidy Data Analysis
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the tidyverse, a set of R packages that work together to make loading, cleaning, manipulating, reshaping, visualizing, and analyzing data fun and intuitive. You will learn how to import data from CSV files, Excel, Stata, SPSS, and SAS with the readr, readxl, and haven packages; filter, summarize, reshape, rearrange, and manipulate data with the dplyr and tidyr packages; create beautiful graphs and visualizations with the ggplot2 package; and write reproducible HTML, Word, and PDF reports with R Markdown and the knitr package.
In this workshop, you will learn about the grammar of graphics–a special language for describing data-based graphics–and how to use the ggplot2 package in R to create beautiful and powerful data visualizations. You will learn how to map columns in a data set to specific elements (or aesthetics) in a graphic; learn about the key elements of the grammar of graphics and how to translate the grammar to R code; learn best practices for creating truthful, accessible, and well-designed data visualizations; create interactive HTML graphics with the plotly package; create animated graphics with the gganimate package; and create simple HTML dashboards with the flexdashboard package.
Program Evaluation and Causal Inference with R