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Introduction to R and using litsearchr to develop and test search strategies

In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of using R and RStudio, a powerful programming language and interface used by researchers across disciplines for statistical analysis, data cleaning, data visualization, and script-writing for automated tasks. This workshop will make use of a newly-developed Library Carpentry curriculum and the Carpentries' practice-based teaching methods, providing participants with hands-on coding experience. In addition to the basics of R and RStudio, participants will learn to use the litsearchr R package. litsearchr facilitates the development of a systematic search strategy, partially automating keyword selection from a set of search results and writing Boolean searches, including automating truncation of terms. This is an introduction to R and RStudio designed for participants with no programming experience. Library Carpentry’s teaching is hands-on and will take place via zoom. Participants will need access to a computer with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system that they have administrative privileges on.   

This synchronous workshop will take place from 12 pm - 5 pm EST over two days (August 6 and 7). Registration will be limited to 15 people, which will be selected based on need and impact of the training as evidenced by answers to 3 short application questions. Applicants will be assessed in the order in which they apply until all spaces are filled. Review of applications will begin June 10 and successful registrants will receive confirmation.  All other applicants will be placed on a wait list. Visit https://guides.library.cornell.edu/evidence-synthesis/trainings for more information. Email inquiries to Amelia Kallaher: aak98@cornell.edu 

Dates & Times:
12:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, August 6, 2020
12:00pm - 5:00pm, Friday, August 7, 2020
Mann Library
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Event Organizer

Amelia Kallaher