This workshop is an introduction to the programming language R and Stata, focused on a powerful set of tools which enable importing and uploading structured data from public sources into R Studio or Stata directly. Manipulation, organization, visualization and the analysis of actual datasets with respect to commonly used methods, in line with their properties, are the major objectives. This workshop is suitable for those without previous experience in performing data analysis with R or Stata, as well as for those who want to be acquainted with the most recent developments and capabilities of R and Stata in handling large datasets. Intuitive, informative and data-driven approach in combining R and Stata, supported by practical work and worked-out examples, make this workshop useful for participants in improving their data analytics and statistical computing skills. R has become increasingly popular and remains a top open-source language for many academics and practitioners in delivering robust, reliable, and accurate data analytics.
Lecturer's short biography
Josip Arnerić is Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. He is a Section Editor of CRORR journal and editorial board member of Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics and Croatian Review of Economic, Business and Social Statistics. He is the head of R Club at Croatian Statistical Association. He was a project manager of Croatian Science Foundation. His field of interest are financial econometrics, time-series analysis, stochastic processes and neural networks. He is a member of American Statistical Association, he has attended numerous international conferences and has collaborated with other universities (Faculty of Economics in Split, Rijeka and Mostar as well as Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in China and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany). So far, he has successfully supervised three PhD candidates.
Anita Čeh Časni is Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, where she obtained her PhD in 2013. She is a Vice Head of the Department of Statistics at the Faculty of Economics and Business and a Secretary of Croatian Statistical Association. Apart from teaching at both Croatian and international EPAS accredited study programme (BDiB), she has published numerous scientific papers in respectable international journals. Additionally, she is a researcher on 3 COST actions, one ERASMUS+ project (Higher Education Curricula Development on the Collaborative Economy in Europe - COLECO) and scientific project financed by the Croatian Scientific Foundation. She has recently become a Vice director of Institute for Euro-Asian Studies thus promoting international cooperation between the Faculty of Economics and Business and Euro-Asian countries. Her research interests include applied statistical methods in tourism and macroeconomics, panel data analysis, housing economics, sustainability and educational statistics.