Workshop: Introduction to analysing data about crime using R
This free two-day workshop, jointly organised by the UK Data Service and methods@manchester, will introduce you to crime data available for analysis from the UK Data Service and other sources, and how to start analysing them using the software package R.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the data available and an understanding of how quantitative methods can be used to analyse crime data.
We will introduce key data sources about crime from the UK Data Service and give some examples of how they have been used in research. Lectures and practical sessions will give you hands-on experience of analysing secondary data using R. Experienced researchers will present how they have used crime data in quantitative research with an emphasis on the opportunities for future work.
During the workshop, participants will:
- learn about the UKDS collection of crime-related secondary data and how to access them
- learn how researchers have used crime data in their research
- gain practical experience of descriptive statistics and basic analyses of crime data using R
- visualise crime indicators and critically analyse them using R
- produce a map to display the spatial distribution of crime indicators using R
Day 1: Dr Ana Morales-Gomez, UK Data Service and University of Manchester
Day 2: Dr Sam Langton, Manchester Metropolitan University
Experience/knowledge required: Participants should have basic experience of quantitative analysis using a statistics package
Target audience: This workshop is aimed at researchers, data analysts and PhD students interested in learning more about what data are available for secondary analysis of crime and how to get started with data analysis using R
methods@manchester is proud to announce that our 2019/20 academic event calendar shall cater free events, such as this, with vegan being the default option. We aim to make veganism the new normal at academic events, reducing our environmental impact and making sustainable choices. If you have any specific health-related dietary requirements, please inform us in the corresponding question response section on the Eventbrite booking page.
The workshop will take place in a computer lab so there is no need to bring a laptop.
The workshop is fully booked but you can add yourself to the waiting list by clicking the booking link below.
Programme| Day one workshop materials (GitHub), Ana Morales-Gomez| Tutorial 1: Getting Started with R and R Studio| Tutorial 2: Exploratory Data Analysis using the Crime Survey for England and Wales| Tutorial 3: Understanding perception of the effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales| Day two workshop materials (GitHub), Sam Langton| Data visualisation in R – Graphics| Data visualisation in R – Maps| Presentation: Introduction to analysing data about crime using R, Ana Morales-Gomez| Presentation: Brief introduction to R and R Studio, Ana Morales-Gomez| Presentation: Getting started with secondary data analysis, Ana Morales-Gomez| Presentation: Analysing perception of the effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System using CSEW, Ana Morales-Gomez| Presentation: Secondary Data Analysis for Sentencing Research, Jose Pina-Sanchez| Presentation: Accessing and analysing CSEW data for low-level geographies, David Buil-Gil| Presentation: Data visualisation in R using crime data, Samuel Langton