Basic R-Statistics Training : 9th – 23rd February, 2014

National Training | Posted on 2014-01-03

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment will be conducting Basic R-Stats training from 9th to 23rd February, 2014 at UWICE, Lamai Goempa, Bumthang.

The training will target academics and researchers. Training participants should bring their own laptop for the class.

The Institute will consider only twenty applicants for the training. Institute will provide normal DSA of Nu. 500 per day/participants along with working lunch and refreshment. The participants will be also provided logistics within the Institute’s campus @ Nu. 100 per bed/night.

For details please contact 03- 631794/ 17253783 (Training Coordinator) during office hours and apply along with resume (download here) latest by 25th January, 2014. The selected candidates will be announced in website on 31st January 2014.

Download the syllabus here.


Proper understanding of statistical tools and being able to apply them in data analyses is crucial to getting sensible information out of scientific data. Over the past decade, the open source programming language ‘R’ has received international recognition as a powerful and flexible tool for statistical computing and graphics. Not surprisingly, universities and research institutions worldwide are increasingly adopting R to meet their research and analyses needs. This training will combine classroom lectures and extensive hands-on data analysis exercises to teach the basics of R programming for statistics and graphing.

Dr. Ellen Cheng (Campus research scientist) will be the resource person of the training.


The focus of this course is on learning to use ‘R’, rather than statistics and study design. Therefore, a prerequisite for this training is a solid understanding of basic statistics including statistical theory and common parametric tests ranging from chi-square to logistic regression.