Statistical Consultancy Service

Short Courses and Workshops

The group offers occasional workshops for continuing professional development, aimed at researchers both within the University and from private organisations. Details of upcoming courses can be found on this page.

Upcoming courses:

Introduction to R (Fully Subscribed - Registrations Closed)

Date: Monday 19th February and Tuesday 20th February 2018

Venue: Science Tower B 3.18, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Turitea Campus

Duration: 2 days

R is a free and powerful software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The R environment is highly flexible and it contains a wealth of functions to carry out standard and non-standard statistical and graphical analyses.

Course Structure

The course is over two days. Each day will consist of an alternating series of lectures and computer practicals.

Each participant will have access to a person computer running Windows and pre-loaded with R, but may bring their own laptop computer if desired.

Workshop size will be restricted to 21, with places allocated on a first come first served basis.

Day 1  R software system, syntax, handling data and linear regression in R.

Day 2 Graphics in R, statistical modelling, R administration and programming.

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for data analysts (both statisticians and non-statisticians) with a solid grounding in statistics but with little or no experience with R.


The course will be presented by Professor Martin Hazelton, Dr Katharina Parry and Dr Jonathan Marshall. All three presenters have extensive experience using R for research and teaching, and have delivered a variety of workshops and short courses on this software.


The cost is $800, with reduced rates of $400 to Massey staff and students. The fee covers full catering (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) and supporting course materials.

Registration (Closes on 12th February 2018)

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