In this module, David Wild introduces the course, and gives an orientation of the practical aspects such as where materials will be posted and how to access the groups and assignments.

The course is broken down into sections, based around these questions, and modules. Each week of the course will focus on 1-3 modules. Each of these modules will have four parts: a Video, which gives an overview of the topic;Learning Goals that list what you should aim to know after completing the module; Learning Tasks that all students should complete in addition to watching the video, and Going Deeper that gives resources for advanced students and those that want to go deeper into the material. Here they are for this module:

Learning Goals
  • Understand how this course is structured and how to complete modules and assignments
  • Download and install R, and become familiar with the package interface

Learning Tasks

Going Deeper