James Brand: Data visualisation for linguists using R: A practical introduction

This workshop will provide attendees with a hands-on tutorial on how to visualise linguistic data using the R programming language, specifically using the ‘ggplot2’ library. No prior experience with R (or coding more generally) is required for this workshop, but those who have experience will likely learn something new. We will work through conceptual basics of why visualisation is an important tool for almost all linguists, ways of exploring your data through different plotting techniques and finally, how to create interpretable and effective visualisations ready for publication. As linguists normally use a diverse range of data types in their research, the workshop will try to cover working with both quantitative and qualitative data.