If you didn't manage to catch Coursera's Data Analysis course, don't despair. Instructor Jeff Leek has made the course videos available on YouTube, which you can review at your leisure to learn how to plan, carry out, and communicate analyses of real data sets with R. (The course assumes you already have familiarity with R, so if you're new to the R language start with the videos from the Computing for Data Analysis course.) Begin with the Course Introduction for "Data Analysis":
The lecture videos are organized by week (the first is at the bottom of the list, so work from bottom to top):
By the way, "Data Analysis" was an extremely popular course: just over 100,000 students enrolled in the course, of whom more than half watched videos. 20,000 students completed quizzes, and 5,500 completed the data analysis assignments. Jeff Leek offers further reflections on the course in this Simply Statistics podcast.
Coursera hasn't yet scheduled another run of the course, but keep an eye out for the next one if you want to get the certificate. In the meantime, check out the videos linked below.
Jeff Leek (YouTube): Coursera Data Analysis