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 RStudio

Date: Monday 3rd February and Tuesday 4th February 2020

Venue: Science Tower B 3.18, School 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 runs over two days. Each day will consist of an alternating series of lectures and computer practicals.

Each participant will have access to a personal computer running Windows and pre-loaded with R and RStudio, 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/RStudio software system, syntax, handling data and graphics.

Day 2 Statistical modelling and creating publication-ready graphics.

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/RStudio.


The course will be presented by Dr Katharina Parry and Dr Jonathan Marshall. Both presenters have extensive experience using R and RStudio 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) is provided.

Registration (Closes on 25th January 2020)

Online registration

Any other enquiries can be made to

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