The R group aims to connect R users with a background in psychology and related empirical sciences. Bringing together R users from different labs and different academic career stages is at the center of the R Group’s mission. We aim to create an engaging environment for members to mentor each other on career planning in general, and on working with R in particular. We are commited to create an environment where peers who are passionate about developing their R skills can learn from each other, extend their knowledge and broaden their career goals and opportunities. We seek to achieve this main aim with two types of group activities: hands-on R workshops and career development opportunities.
First, we regularly organize workshops with local and international experts in the field to expand our analytic knowledge and stay up-to- date with cutting-edge developments in advanced analytical methods with R. The main focus points are longitudinal analyses (e.g. multi-level analyses and structural equation modeling), data visualization and general workflow. Second, we aim to offer opportunities for the group members to proactively learn about planning career development. The doctoral and post-doctoral training we receive at the University of Zurich qualifies us for a variety of different career paths inside and outside academia. Yet, navigating these different options and possibilities isn’t always easy and straightforward. To this end, we organize a career talk series, roundtable discussions and other workshops.
Within-person longitudinal models with Dr. Lydia Speyer (University of Lancaster) September 12th, 13:30-17:30 and September 13th, 13:30-17:30
Clean coding with Anna Skrzydlo
Network analysis with Jill de Ron (University of Amsterdam)
Should I stay or should I go? Expectations of mobility in academia with Dr. Astrid Habenstein, Dr. Tabea Hässler and Dr. Sara Kroll
Prof. Dr. Jutta Joormann: Growing up in science
The R Group peer mentoring group consisting of PhD students, Postdocs, and senior researchers from multiple faculties of the UZH (mainly from the Department of Psychology, but also the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, Psychiatric University Hospital, and Epidemiology).