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Course R Without Fear: Applied R, September 21-25, Barcelona, Spain

Dear colleagues,
Registration is open for the workshop "R Without Fear: Applied R for 
Biologists", September 21-25, 2015. Instructor: Dr. Jordi Moya-Laraño (Estación 
Experimental de Zonas Áridas - CSIC, Spain).

PLACE:  Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, 
Els Hostalets de Pierola,  Barcelona (Spain). 
WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/applied-r-for-bio/
Introduction to the R working environment.
- Variable types in R.
- Statistical populations and samples through working examples.
- Measurements of central tendency and variability.
- Precision, accuracy and bias.
- Hypothesis testing: Falsability, Type-I and II errors and statistical power.
- Correlation and simple regression.
- P-value vs. effect magnitude.
- Linear Models: Residuals, assumptions and interpretation.
- Explained vs. unexplained variance of a model (the coefficient of 
- Building functions in R.
- Introduction to graphics in R.
- The concept of partial effect: Partial regression and correlation.
- General Linear Models (GLM).
- Curve fitting in linear models and General Additive Models (GAMs).
- The problem of spatial autocorrelation in ecology and evolution.
- Multicolinearity: When is there a problem?
- Additive vs. multiplicative effects: Checking and plotting interactions.
- Introduction to General and Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMM).
- Fixed vs. Random effects and implications for analysis: Main R functions.
- Introduction to Bayesian statistics: The function MCMCglmm.
- Practical examples in evolutionary ecology:
The study of natural selection.
Applications of linear models for quantitative genetics.
- Student’s case studies.Please feel free to distribute this information 
between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.
With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.

Researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Edifici Z -ICTA-ICP-  C/ de les Columnes s/n.
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès. Spain