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To understand the theoretical basis of programming, and to apply this knowledge to a diverse range of practical problems. To relate general concepts in programming to language-specific instances in R and STATA.
Subject-specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
At the end of the course the students should be able to demonstrate subject-specific knowledge, understanding and skills and have the ability to:
- Develop a theoretical understanding of the basics of programming;
- Understand the use and usefulness of conditionals, iterations, and functions;
- Identify appropriate methods for solving particular data manipulation problems;
- Formulate sensible programming solutions for a data set, and demonstrate an ability to check the correctness of one’s manipulations;
- Become an independent user of R and Stata, in finding help online, and demonstrate how to select appropriate packages for one’s problems.
General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills.
On successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Understand and explain basic programming concepts;
- Justify and critique the use of programming solutions for real life applications;
- Show confidence in the use of R and Stata in manipulating data sets for real life application;
- Communicate ideas effectively and professionally by written, oral and visual means;
- Study autonomously and undertake activities with minimum guidance;
- Select and properly manage information drawn from books, journals, and the internet;
- Interact effectively in a group.
Academic Lead: Dr Cendric Ginestet
Instructors: Dr Ewan Carr, Mr George Vamvakas
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Event detailsComputer Room A&B
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)
IoPPN, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AB