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Change to the statistical software R

The IfMK updated the training program in data analysis and uses from now on the free statistical software R.

The members of the Institute for Media and Communication Science agreed in updating the training program in data analysis. The methodological demands of media research and media praxis have changed considerably in the last years. To face these changes the institute decided to deploy R instead of SPSS in their training program. The open source software R is based on a flexible programming language with a wide varity of options for statistical data analysis, the creation of graphics and the conduct of simulations.

The members of the Group for Empirical Media Research and Political Communication already started this semester teaching R, both on Bachelor´s and Master´s level. To facilitate the change Junior-Professor Dr. Emese Domahidi offered workshops for the members of IfMK.