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P2-30: Use of R Markdown in a Graduate Biostatistics Classroom


By Steven Foti, University of Florida


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The GAISE College Report (Carver et al., 2016) urges teachers to consider technology tools that offer “support for reproducible analysis and integration with word-processing and presentation software.” R Markdown (Allaire et al., 2013) is one such tool, as it provides a way to seamlessly integrate interpretations of statistical methods with R code and allows for direct reproducibility of code by replacing the copy-and-paste workflow. In a graduate biostatistics course with both online and campus sections, R Markdown was encouraged for use with homework assignments. This poster presentation will share examples of student work, a synthesis of course evaluation comments related to the use of R Markdown, and thoughts from the instructor on the pros and cons of using the software in the classroom setting.


Poster Session - P2-30 - Use of R Markdown in a Graduate Biostatistics Classroom.pdf

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