Statistical Software Mini-Courses

This program is provided by Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)  in collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics and Training and Education (TRANSFORM).


A three-part mini-course on getting started with statistical software (R).

Topics include data manipulation/visualization, descriptive statistics and basic analyses. Statistical Software Mini-Courses are offered twice per year - fall and spring semesters.

  • Day 1 will cover importing data, examining data attributes, and manipulating data (creating new variables, stacking vs. merging data sets, etc.).
  • Day 2 will cover descriptive statistics and basic statistical analyses (chi-squared tests, t-tests, regression, etc.).
  • Day 3 will cover data visualization using versatile R plotting functions

No prior computing experience or statistical knowledge are required. 


Sessions are open to the Columbia University community.


There is no cost to attend the mini-courses.

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