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Thu, 10 Mar


Future of Work Institute

Learn RMarkdown: Making Research Easier with Literate Programming and Dynamic Documents

With Dr Micah Wilson

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Learn RMarkdown: Making Research Easier with Literate Programming and Dynamic Documents
Learn RMarkdown: Making Research Easier with Literate Programming and Dynamic Documents

Time & Location

10 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AWST

Future of Work Institute, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia

About the Event

Part of Future of Work Institute (FOWI) Academy Workshop Series

RMarkdown is a tool for building dynamic documents in the R Programming Language. It enables you to connect the output from statistical analyses directly into documents like Microsoft Word, PDFs, websites, or presentations. Rmarkdown has many uses, including: automating your results-section writeup, building easily updatable webpages of analyses for stakeholders, and even simplifying the process of building websites or typesetting professional-looking books!

This session is targeted at beginners and will introduce you to the basics of Rmarkdown and its different applications (incl. reproducibility and literate programming) using interactive exercises and a “follow along” tutorial. Time will be dedicated to questions and extended demonstrations.

About the speaker

Dr Michael David Wilson is a Forrest Prospect Fellow at the Curtin   Future of Work Institute and holds a PhD in Human Factors Psychology from UWA. His expertise areas include computational methods, workplace performance, safety-critical environments, dynamic models, and programming with R.


  • A laptop with an installation of R and Rstudio will be required.
  • Prior exposure to the R programming language (e.g., an introduction workshop; a beginner’s tutorial) is highly recommended, but not strictly essential.
  • Detailed instructions for session preparation will be emailed to participants a week before the session, and available here.


Curtin Graduate School of Business

78 Murray Street, Level 2 Room 213

RSVP to Diane Garnham is essential ( Please note registration for this session is for in-person attendance only.

Health and Safety

Curtin University has decided to implement the proposed COVID-19 vaccination mandate for its Western Australian staff, students, campuses and activities. Campus visitors will be asked to show proof of vaccination when they check in on the campus using the ServiceWA app or manual registers. Exemptions will apply, including for those with a medical exemption recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register or who have another exemption approved by the State Government.

In line with Western Australian Government health directives, please also adhere to the following:

  • Do not attend campus if you are feeling unwell or waiting for COVID-19 test results.
  • Scan the relevant QR code upon entry on campus, or record your information in the manual register at the reception area you are visiting.
  • All students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks at all times in public indoor settings.
  • Practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene.

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