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Wednesday, October 14 • 16:40 - 16:55
Teaching R in heterogeneous settings: Lessons learned

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There is a rich field of economic and business applications for statistical data analysis and R: From Human Resources to Finance. In 2013 the FOM, a private university of applied sciences for professionals studying while working with more than 30 study centres across Germany, decided to use R compulsory in all statistical courses in all the different Master programs and in all study centres. By using R Commander (Fox, 2005), real life data sets, step-by-step installation guidelines as well offering a portable version with preinstalled packages and a support email address we tried to facilitate and motivate the start and working with R. Coping with the heterogeneity of students, lecturers and computer platforms like Windows and Mac OS there are some pitfalls in such a teaching project, but also some opportunities, which were also revealed in an evaluation of students and lectures alike.

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Matthias Gehrke

Professor, FOM University of Applied Sciences
Matthias Gehrke, born 1961 in Frankfurt, Germany, is teaching at FOM since 2006. He was appointed to a professorship 2009, with main focus on costs and controlling. His actual field of research is finance and applied statistics. Following his study in chemistry Matthias did his PhD... Read More →

Wednesday October 14, 2015 16:40 - 16:55 CEST
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