This is a quick session that I’ve been working on to help students familiarize themselves with the R programming language using RStudio. All you need to do is download the script and run it. The tutorial uses a dataset of post-secondary institutions¬†in the state of Michigan. Ben Skinner, a doctoral student in higher education at Vanderbilt, wrote an R package called collegescorecard that I used to pull the data. His website has more detail about the package and an illustrative example of how to use it.

If you want to try this on your own computer, you’ll need R and RStudio.

R Script: [LearningR.R]

College Scorecard Dataset: [DATASET]

Slidedeck:[R Workshop]