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Quantitative Research and R

The course helps participants become more informed “consumers” of quantitative research while it also equips them to be “producers” of simple analyses motivated by their own research interests. 

The course assumes no prior training in quantitative methods nor in statistical computing. Those who have previously taken an introductory course (perhaps several years ago) will also benefit. All of the software used in the course – mainly R and RStudio – is free and open-source and will be distributed to participants. The course combines interactive lectures with practical exercises that participants work on individually or in pairs.

Course Information

Presenter: Rod Alence, Associate Professor, International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand

Assistant Presenter: Xichavo Alecia Ndlovu, Doctoral Candidate, International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University)

Assistants: Victor Brobbey, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana); Sherry Bempah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); Carlos Shenga, University of Cape Town

Hosts: The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Accra, Ghana