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Statistics Training & Educational Resources

Did you know that UC ANR provides training on topics in statistics, experimental design, and program evaluation? Check out recordings of our most recent internal training on statistical methods, programs, and other helpful program evaluation tools below. Keep an eye out for upcoming live trainings in the UC ANR Learning and Development newsletter.

Applied Statistics for Farm Advisors
By Emilio Laca, Matt Daugherty (Recorded workshops, may be offered again)

Participants learn how to complete data analysis, interpretation and reporting using the modern tools of R and the RStudio environment.

Getting Started with R
By Andy Lyons, UC ANR IGIS

This course helps new R users navigate R Studio and covers basic descriptive statistics, plotting, and tips for data management. Next course.

UC ANR Evaluation Capacity Building By UC ANR Program Planning & Evaluation.

The annual training series includes defining clientele & Affirmative Action, conducting a needs assessment, practical methods to measuring, best practices for developing surveys, and more.

Below are additional websites that offer free trainings, courses, and educational resources on statistics topics. Let us know if we are missing anything by emailing Katherine Webb-Martinez @ Katherine.Webb-Martinez@ucop.edu or Jodi Azulai @ jlazulai@ucanr.edu so that we can add more free resources to the list.

UCLA Advanced Research Computing
UCLA’s Statistics department offers free educational seminars on statistical methods and programs. Additionally, there are many archived class notes that can be used for reference. Example courses: Introduction to STATA 16, Logistic Regression in R, Applied Survey Analysis Using SAS.


Coursera is an online education platform that offers free courses from educational institutions and businesses around the world. Example courses: Visualization for statistical analysis, IBM Data Analytics with Excel and R, SAS Programmer.


LinkedIn Learning
UC ANR Employees that have access to LinkedIn Learning can access Statistics and Data Science courses from subject matter experts. To request your LinkedIn Learning account contact ANR IT at help@ucanr.edu. Example courses: Statistics Foundations, Regression Analysis Fundamentals, Learning R.


Data Camp
Data Camp is a self-paced, online educational platform for learning statistics, data science, and gaining proficiencies like R, Python, and Tableau. Up to six courses are allowed for free under the “Basic” plan. Example courses: Statistical Thinking in Python, Hypothesis Testing in R, Introduction to Statistics in Spreadsheets.