Understanding Data | Beginner

Data Analysis with R – Introduction to R Programming

Revealing the logic and strengths of R for working with data. Are you interested in data science but intimidated by R? Maybe you want to start working with quantitative data but have no idea where to begin. If that sounds familiar, this is the course for you!

Revealing the logic and strengths of R for working with data

Expert Rick Scavetta offers an introduction to programming and data science concepts, aimed at absolute beginners with no prior programming knowledge. You’ll discover the power of R as you explore the language’s three core strengths: data manipulation, statistics, and data visualization.

Join in to learn how to use R to make your data analysis steps efficient, transparent, and reproducible – the hallmarks of all good scientific practice.

All online workshops will be available soon for academic research institutes, businesses and individuals.

R course for data science – What you'll learn

By the end of Data Analysis with R, you’ll understand:

  • How to use base R and tidyverse syntax to carry out an analysis on your own data
  • The most common data structures in R (classes and types) and how they relate to each other
    The core features of a data analysis workflow
  • Common errors and how to fix them

And you’ll be able to use:

  • Basic functions in the tidyverse to process raw data for typical data analysis questions
  • Logical expressions and indexing to ask specific questions of data
  • Functions to conduct common statistical tests

This introduction to Data Analysis with R
is for you, because:

  • You have a dataset to analyze but have only used GUI-based software so far
  • You’re interested in learning data science but are intimidated by R and have no idea where to start
  • You want to improve your skills to better your career prospects
  • You’re a business professional who wants insight into the work of your data science team

Preparation Data Analysis with R and follow up


  • Basic knowledge of the scientific process (e.g., What research question does your address and where does it come from?)
  • An RStudio account (You’ll be provided RStudio Cloud projects during the course)
  • An installation of R and RStudio on your personal computer

Recommended follow-up

  • Data Visualization with R
  • Statistical Literacy

Meet your instructor
Rick Scavetta

“We believe in informed decision making, that’s why we help researchers master data literacy”

Rick Scavetta has worked as an independent workshop trainer, freelance data scientist and co-founder since 2012. Operating as Scavetta Academy, Rick has a close and recurring presence at primary research institutes all over Germany, including many Max Planck Institutes and Excellence Clusters, including primatology, earth sciences, marine biology, molecular genetics, and behavioral psychology. His online courses at DataCamp have been taken by over 200,000 students since 2016 and he’s also contributed to advanced data science courses for O’Reilly and Manning.

Data Analysis with R
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Flexible Online Course Packages for Data Analysis with R

Pay for only what you need or choose a customized offer for your organization.


Get access to all online course materials and learn at your own pace.

Per course licence
  • Acces to all online content
  • Books, video lessons and quizzes
  • Individual learning
  • Self-taught
  • Access to all future updates


Join our group e-learning sessions and get 1-on-1 time with your instructor.

Per course licence
  • Acces to all online content
  • Books, video lessons and quizzes
  • Open class, limited participants
  • Self-taught and 1-on-1 lesson
  • Live 1-on-1 Zoom Meetings
  • Exclusive training content
  • Access to members area
  • Access to all future updates

Multiple Seats

Buy multiple seats for your organisation. Participants learn in exclusive workshops.

Request customized offer for your individual group
Exclusive class licence
  • Acces to all online content
  • Books, video lessons and quizzes
  • Exclusive class
  • Maximum 12 participants
  • Self-taught and 1-on-1 lessons
  • Live 1-on-1 Zoom Meetings
  • Exclusive training content
  • Access to members area
  • Access to all future updates

On-demand training at your location

Invite the instructors of Scavetta Academy on-site for a customized course or workshop.
Data Analysis with R will be dedicated to the individual needs of your institute or company.

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Inspiration for our artwork

The drawings used throughout our website come from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur, published between 1899 and 1904.

As an accomplished German naturalist and artist, Haeckel was already familiar to Rick Scavetta from his studies in Evolutionary Biology. When developing the company’s visual identity, Rick was drawn to these images for a number of reasons.

Kunstformen der Natur is one of the most influential works bridging the gap between science and art. This is reflected in the marriage of the hard and soft skills in every workshop, such as the presentation of difficult technical material in the Presentation Skills workshop. 

All our courses are soon available online

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All courses will be soon available online for academic research institutes, enterprise clients and individuals. To join or buy course licenses, please fill out the form.

We will get back to you as quickly as possible and let you know when new seats in our courses become available.