Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000 Start Date: 02/09/2019 End Date: 06/09/2019


This course is designed for participants who plan to use R for the management, coding, analysis and visualization of qualitative data. The course’s content is spread over seven modules and includes: Basics of Applied Statistical Modelling, Essentials of the R Programming, Statistical Tools, Probability Distributions, Statistical Inference, Relationship between Two Different Quantitative Variables and Multivariate Analysis . The course is entirely hands-on and uses sample data to learn R basics and advanced features.


5 days

Who Should Attend?

Statistician, analyst, or a budding data scientist and beginners who want to learn how to analyze data with R,

Course Objective:

·         Analyze t data by applying appropriate statistical techniques

·         Interpret the statistical analysis

·         Identify statistical techniques a best suited to data and questions

·         Strong foundation in fundamental statistical concepts

·         Implement different statistical analysis in R and interpret the results

·         Build intuitive data visualizations

·         Carry out formalized hypothesis testing

·         Implement linear modelling techniques such multiple regressions and GLMs

·         Implement advanced regression analysis and multivariate analysis

Course content

MODULE ONE: Basics of Applied Statistical Modelling

·         Introduction to the Instructor and Course

·         Data & Code Used in the Course

·         Statistics in the Real World

·         Designing Studies & Collecting Good Quality Data

·         Different Types of Data

MODULE TWO: Essentials of the R Programming

·         Rationale for this section

·         Introduction to the R Statistical Software & R Studio

·         Different Data Structures in R

·         Reading in Data from Different Sources

·         Indexing and Subletting of Data

·         Data Cleaning: Removing Missing Values

·         Exploratory Data Analysis in R

MODULE THREE: Statistical Tools

·         Quantitative Data

·         Measures of Center

·         Measures of Variation

·         Charting & Graphing Continuous Data

·         Charting & Graphing Discrete Data

·         Deriving Insights from Qualitative/Nominal Data

MODULE FOUR: Probability Distributions

·         Data Distribution: Normal Distribution

·         Checking For Normal Distribution

·         Standard Normal Distribution and Z-scores

·         Confidence Interval-Theory

·         Confidence Interval-Computation in R

MODULE FIVE: Statistical Inference

·         Hypothesis Testing

·         T-tests: Application in R

·         Non-Parametric Alternatives to T-Tests

·         One-way ANOVA

·         Non-parametric version of One-way ANOVA

·         Two-way ANOVA

·         Power Test for Detecting Effect

MODULE SIX: Relationship between Two Different Quantitative Variables

·         Explore the Relationship Between Two Quantitative Variables

·         Correlation

·         Linear Regression-Theory

·         Linear Regression-Implementation in R

·         Conditions of Linear Regression

·         Multi-collinearity

·         Linear Regression and ANOVA

·         Linear Regression With Categorical Variables and Interaction Terms

·         Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)

·         Selecting the Most Suitable Regression Model

·         Violation of Linear Regression Conditions: Transform Variables

·         Other Regression Techniques When Conditions of OLS Are Not Met

·         Regression: Standardized Major Axis (SMA) Regression

·         Polynomial and Non-linear regression

·         Linear Mixed Effect Models

·         Generalized Regression Model (GLM)

·         Logistic Regression in R

·         Poisson Regression in R

·         Goodness of fit testing

MODULE SEVEN: Multivariate Analysis

·         Introduction Multivariate Analysis

·         Cluster Analysis/Unsupervised Learning

·         Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

·         Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA)

·         Correspondence Analysis

·         Similarity & Dissimilarity Across Sites

·         Non-metric multi-dimensional scaling (NMDS)

·         Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)

General Notes

ü  This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

ü  Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

ü  Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

ü  We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: training@data-afriqueconsultancy.org

ü  The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, Nairobi Kenya.

ü  The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.

ü  Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to: training@data-afriqueconsultancy.org

Start Date: 02/09/2019 End Date: 06/09/2019
Course fee in Kenya Shillings: KSH 70,000 Course fee in USA Dollars: USD 1,000