Democratising forecasting workshop in Turkey

The 4th demcoratising forecasting workshop will take place in Ankara University in January 2019. Democratising forecasting is an intiaitive lead by Bahman Rostami-Tabar. The aim is to share knownoledge on forecasting and influence relevant practices prioritising the need of population and the society.

Register here

Registeration is closed on Monday 7th January 2019 at 02:30 (UK time).

Registeration is confirmed once you attend the webinar. If you can not attend the webinar, please email me:


  • Basic knowledge in statistics;
  • No knowledge of forecasting is assumed.
  • No prior knowledge of R is assumed.
  • Attending the webinar.

Participants must bring their own laptop with a recent version of R and RStudio installed, along with the following packages and their dependencies:

  • Download and install R: click here
  • Download and install RStudio: click here



  • 07 January 2019
  • Time: 02:30- 03:30 (UK Time)

Day 1: 15 January 2019

  • R and RStudio Essentials
  • Reports with RMarkdown
  • Data preparation
  • Data manipulation
  • Data visualization

Day 2: 16 January 2019

  • Forecasting and decision making
  • Time series patterns
  • Forecaster’s toolbox: time series graphics, simple forecasting methods, residual diagnostics, accuracy measurement

Day 3: 17 January 2019

  • ARIMA models
  • Exponential smoothing models
  • Regression


  • Start: 09:30 a.m.
  • End: 04:45 p.m.

Refreshment breaks

  • Morning: 11:15 - 11:30
  • Afternoon: 03:30 - 03:45 p.m.
  • Lunch: 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Reader (Associate Professor) in Management Science and Business Analytics