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PSYC 311 Research Methods in Psychology I: Learning R and Tableau

Using R and Tableau--A Running Start

Tableau is a data visualization tool that allows you to easily create maps, interactive dashboards, and a variety of other data-based graphics. 

R Studio allows you to use R, a free programming language with an emphasis on statistical computing and visualization

This page contains links to help you learn to use both of these tools. The slides and handouts here are revised forms of the original workshop materials found at

Tableau: Links for in-class training

Please download the Tableau Public from before the workshop starts

eBooks to help you with Tableau (click to access)

Useful Web Links for Tableau

R Studio: Installation Instructions

R Studio imageIn order to run R Studio, you need to install both the R programming language and the R Studio program,  an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes it easier to execute R commands.

1. R :

2. R Studio Desktop (Open Source License):

Once you have installed these programs, start R Studio (you may have to hunt for it on your machine, for some reason it doesn't install shortcuts). 

You will also need to download the code & handouts listed below.

R Programming: Code & Handouts

eBooks to help you with R (click to access)

Web Links and Cheat Sheets for learning R

Google is a great resource for learning R, just look for resources that work for your learning style. The links below are ones that I personally have found helpful while improving my R skills (which are still at an intermediate level) in the past few years (AT).