I have taught a number of courses using R and RStudio, including the development of teaching material both on my own and with colleagues.


Co-organise an (ongoing) series of R training workshops at the NSCR. This includes leading a two-day Data Carpenties workshop, the material for which is available on GitHub. I am also co-chairing a reading group for Regression and Other Stories for which there is a corresponding open repository. You can read more about our activities on our website.

Royal Statistical Society conference

Led an introductory session to the tidyverse at the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) 2021 conference, along with colleagues from the University of Manchester. Material is available on GitHub.

Data visualisation in R using crime data

1-day workshop on data visualisation and mapping at the Cathie Marsh Institute (University of Manchester) in collaboration with the UK Data Service. Material can be found on the UK Data Service website.

The course was subsequently updated and re-ran online with the UK Data Service and Methods@Manchester. All material is available on GitHub.

R for police forces

1-day workshop on data wrangling and visualisation for West Midlands Police Force. Please get in contact for material.

R for criminologists

1-day workshop on data wrangling, visualisation and mapping hosted at the European Society of Criminology with colleagues from the Space Place and Crime working group. Material is available on GitHub and rpubs.

Getting Started in R - an introduction to data analysis and visualisation

4-day comprehensive introductory course at the Methods@Manchester summer school, co-taught with colleagues. Material is available as a website.

Cluster analysis in R

1-day workshop introducing cluster analysis in R at the Cathie Marsh Institute (University of Manchester), co-taught with a colleague. Please get in contact for material.

R for social scientists

I am a qualified instructor for Data and Software Carpentries, and supported colleagues in teaching the social science workshop.

A Beginner’s Guide to Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice Using R

Co-authored a textbook introducing R for criminology students, published by Springer. Available from Springer’s website.

Samuel Langton
Samuel Langton
Research Software Consultant

I am currently working to promote and develop open science practices, FAIR data, reproducibility and software sustainability at the Amsterdam UMC.