SPSS Course || Online Business Course || Course R || InDesign and Photoshop course 

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From the academic year 2014-2015, the MARUG offers courses to all members. These courses can help you develop your academic skills. The four courses, with different subjects and lengths, are an addition to your regular courses and broaden your knowledge. From the academic year 2017-2018, the MARUG offers all courses in English!

MARUG SPSS Course - Block 1

This year, the MARUG offered the SPSS course in English. During this course, you will learn the basic SPSS skills from teacher Elly Jannink. Because the group will consist of only 15 students, she will be able to give you good personal training. At the end of the course you will go home with an SPSS certificate, and you will be able to work on for example your thesis with confidence! 

The SPSS course is a basic course suited for every student that wants to improve or freshen up his or her skills. During the course, you will receive assignments about the different facets of the SPSS program. 

The following topics will be discussed:
1. Introduction
2. Data analysis
3. Defining variables (a.o. types, missing values, measuring levels)
4. Manipulating variables and data (a.o. recode, compute variable, date and time wizard, count values within cases, select cases, split file)
5. Statistiscs (t-test, Mann-Whitney U-test, Wilcoxon signed rank test, One-Way ANOVA, Cross tables, Chi2-test, Pearson corrilation, Spearman correlation, regressive)
6. Cross-tables
7. Making and adapting graphs
8. Implementing results in a report
9. Reading into existing data
At the end of the course, there will be a final assignment to test your SPSS knowledge. During this final assignment, you will implement the knowledge of the past weeks.

The course had 3 sessions:
Friday 8/9 from 11:00-14:00 in room 5415.0032
Monday 11/9 from 17:00-20:00 in room 5415.0042
Friday 15/9 from 15:00-18:00 in room 5415.0042\

Online Business Course - Block 2

During this course, you will learn about several different facets of online business and the associated marketing tools. This course will give you both theoretical knowledge and practical experience of doing online business. On top of this, you will take three exams that can result in obtaining the following certificates:

- Google Analytics Individual Qualification
- Google AdWords Fundamentals
- Fact Based Marketing

With the upcoming digital economy, these certificates are indispensable for your future career and your cv. So grasp this opportunity! Through these eight sessions, you can obtain these official Google certificates for an especially low price. (only €75,-) Besides attending the eight sessions you are expected to study the study material at home.
The course will be provided by DBK, Masters in Online Business. With their experience and practical examples, they will make sure that everyone will gain knowledge about online business and pass the exams. Click here to subscribe for the Online Business Course!

The course will be given on the following dates/times:

Thursday 16 November from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0042
Monday 20 November from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0032
Thursday 23 November from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0042
Monday 27 November from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0032
Wednesday 29 November from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0042
Monday 4 December from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0032
Monday 11 December from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0032
Monday 18 December from 19:00 till 22:00h. 5415.0032

Course R - Block 3

The R course of the MARUG will again be offered in cooperation with a partner. This course will be given in English. During this course, we will introduce you in R and we will guide you through all the steps needed to process raw data into a (predictive)model.

The course will consist of 5 modules (the first module you can complete at home). At the end of the course, you will have improved analysis capabilities, directly applicable knowledge and you will be able to build your own model. Furthermore, you will go home with an official certificate. If you're interested to participate, you can let us know by sending an email to info@marug.nl! You can do this untill the 19th of February.

Module 1
The first module is an introduction to the language R. You’re going to get acquainted with fundamentals of this statistical modelling language. You’ll learn what vectors, data frames and matrices are and how to handle factors. Furthermore, you’ll extract basic summary statistics and create some graphs.

Module 2
We’ll start by giving an introduction to Rstudio, which is an IDE for R. We’ll show you how to set up projects and how to install packages. We’re going to load, explore and subset data and create some more graphs.

Module 3
In this third module we’ll talk about data types and how to handle numerical values which are actually categorical. We’ll discuss how to handle missing values, what the apply-function does in data frames and we’re going to create some new variables by using if-then-else statements, computations and transformations.

Module 4
This module focuses on necessary data preparation steps for modelling, we’ll dive deeper into handling outliers. We going to discuss imputation methods for missing values for different types of variables. And finally, we’re going to focus on correlations, correlation plots and correlated predictor variables (multicollinearity).

Module 5
Now you’ve learned how to process data, it’s time to start modelling. We’re going to build a decision tree, just because it’s so easy and gives you a lot of insights in patterns in the data. Also we’re going to build a logistic regression and show you how you can build practically every model you want. Of course model evaluation can’t be left out, so we’ll discuss classification tables, AUC and create some plots.

This course will be given on the following dates:
- 12th of February (Online, at home)
- 19th of February
- 7th of March
- 12th of March
- 19th of March

InDesign and Photoshop course - Block 4

Do you want to learn more about Adobe Photoshop and InDesign? Then this course is what you’re looking for! The course is organized in collaboration with Mulder Opleidingen, certified in providing trainings and courses. The main language of the course is English and the sessions will take place at Zernike. Do you want to learn how to work with programs as Photoshop and InDesign and become a true digital designer? 

During the course you will learn about these different aspects:

Lesson 1 – InDesign: You start with learning about the basics of print work and online design in InDesign. Thereafter, you will work on designing a poster, including texts, images and text fields.  

Lesson 2 – InDesign: Sometimes you need multiple pages in for example a brochure or program booklet. How do you make templates? And how do you create different color styles which you can use throughout your whole document? These questions will be answered in lesson 2.

Lesson 3 – InDesign/Photoshop: When you are creating a document, you often have to make adjustments to the images. During this lesson, you will learn how to adjust an image in Photoshop. How do you remove the background? How do you apply different effects? And how to eliminate imperfections in images?

Lesson 4 – Photoshop: During the last lesson, you will create your own logo from scratch! Where do you start and which tools do you need? Finally, you will use your own logo in InDesign, you will learn to place your own logo on a poster, how to adjust the quality and how to generate the final design.