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Corporate Academy

A guided cooperative workgroup for R

In this online workgroup R, you work on your own project, but you’ll always have someone nearby to help you when you get stuck (or just REALLY frustrated). This will save you a lot of stress, and a lot of time. You’ll also think along with other members, getting a better understanding of R, learning new things, and thereby keeping your R-knowledge up to date.

Course fee Enrollment

Students: € 95
PhD students: € 95
Staff UG, UMCG, Hanze: € 95
External: € 95

Course dates and enrollment

Contact: CIT secretariat (050 - 36 39200)

Workgroup R contents and aim

For four weeks we’ll have weekly online meetings (½-2 hours). Each session will start with a short presentation after which you’ll be divided into small groups to discuss the R questions members brought to the group. If you don’t have more time for R that week, you can leave after this. Hopefully, you will have time to stay the full 2-hour session. During the remainder, the teacher will help with the questions that were not yet answered in the subgroups or are encountered during the session.


Before the first meeting, the members are asked about more detailed preferences for their group. For instance:

  • should members first get a chance to answer each other questions, or should the teacher immediately step in
  • can you also ask other members related questions like on statistics or APA
  • or which topics would you like the presentations on

This workgroup is open for everyone who finished the ‘Introduction to R course’, or is at a comparable level (about 30 hours of experience in R). It is not a replacement for the ‘Introduction to R course’, but you are welcome to continue working on the course material within this group.

Theo van Mourik

About the teacher

The group will be guided by Theo van Mourik. Graduated in psychology Theo turned his attention to teaching and programming. Since March 2020 he is teaching the ‘Introduction to R’-course which is graded on average with an 8.4, while 15% gave the maximum grade of 10.

Last modified:25 March 2021 1.09 p.m.