In a recent talk to the DC R User Group, Anthony Damico presented the following handy flowchart for learning to do survey analysis with R (actually, it's a pretty good flowchart for learning R for any application):
Since they're not clickable above, here are the resource links:
- Learn R by watching two‐minute videos on http://twotorials.com
- Read the “Getting Started with R” Guide on http://flowingdata.com
- ￼Enrol in the free "Computing for Data Analysis" course at http://coursera.com￼
- Analyze Survey Data with the scripts on http://asdfree.com
Chart creator Anthony Damico is a Statistical Analyst at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and also the author of the R SAScii package for importing public data. The first 14 minutes of his presentation, which is a great introduction to survey analysis with R, can be viewed at the link below.
Civil Statistician: DC R Meetup: “Analyze US Government Survey Data with R”