3.1 Learning Objectives

After completing this lab, you should be able to do the following:

  • Install and load R packages.
  • Understand why data visualization is a useful tool for science communication.
  • Know and apply the APA guidelines for figures in APA manuscripts.
  • Understand the basic “grammar of graphics” used by ggplot2.
  • Apply the basic “grammar of graphics” to visualize data in R.