Data analysis for the social sciences in R (3 ECTS)

The course (PH003F1) gives a broad introduction to the R software for statistical computing and graphics, adapted for social sciences. The aim of the course is to enable the participants to use R to perform data analysis in their research. The course is primarily intended for PhD students in public health sciences but, conditioned on availability, the course is open for PhD students from other disciplines as well.

Course dates

The course is not planned for Spring 2024. 

PH003F1 Education plan

PH003F1 Kursplan (på svenska, juridiskt dokument)

Course content

 - Introduction to R, Rstudio and R Markdown
 - Importing and exporting data
 - Managing and transforming data
 - Visualize data
 - Generalized linear regressions in R
 - Simulate data
 - Multilevel analysis and structural equation modeling in R
 - Survival analysis in R

Course manager

Agneta Cederström


The schedue will be announced at least one month before the course starts.

Course literature

You can find the course literature here:  PH003F1 Course literature (37 Kb)

More information

All registered students will get access to the course page in Athena.


If you are interested in taking the course, please send an email to our study administrator



Further questions?

If you have any questions about the course, please contact

Study administrator

Director of Studies, Doctoral level
Study administrator
Study counsellor

Search among our courses and programmes