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The Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD)

The Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD), based at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, offers a four-week course in R.

The course is divided into four modules - one per week - covering three major strengths of R: statistical and demographic analysis, data visualization, and spatial analysis. Each module consists of 20 hours of teaching, combining theoretical lectures and practical exercises. Participants are welcome to apply for the entire course or any of the individual modules.

Modules 1 offer an introduction to R for which no previous knowledge is required. For the other modules, basic knowledge in R is required.

Module 2 focuses on data visualitation and the ‘tidyverse’ approach in R programming.

Module 3 shows how to implement common demographic methods in R.

Module 4 is devoted to spatial analysis and web-based mapping.

For detailed contents on each module, please visit Schedule and Organization. Participation will be limited to 15 students per module. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis based on motivation and research interests. Priority will be given to early-career researchers (Master and PhD students), but applicants from more advanced stages are also welcome.

Participants are expected to bring and use their own laptops with R and RStudio installed as well as to pay their own transportation and living costs while staying in Barcelona. Lectures will be taught in English.

Deadline for application: 31 March 2019.

Applicants will be informed about the results of selection process by mid April 2019. For detailed contents on each module, schedule and organization, as well as to make an application please visit the BSSD web page. For further information, please contact bssd [at] (this Email).

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Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona