Discovering Statistics Using R
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Keeping the uniquely humorous and self-deprecating style that has made students across the world fall in love with Andy Field's books, Discovering Statistics Using R takes students on a journey of statistical discovery using R, a free, flexible and dynamically changing software tool for data analysis that is becoming increasingly popular across the social and behavioural sciences throughout the world.
The journey begins by explaining basic statistical and research concepts before a guided tour of the R software environment. Next you discover the importance of exploring and graphing data, before moving onto statistical tests that are the foundations of the rest of the book (for example correlation and regression). You will then stride confidently into intermediate level analyses such as ANOVA, before ending your journey with advanced techniques such as MANOVA and multilevel models. Although there is enough theory to help you gain the necessary conceptual understanding of what you're doing, the emphasis is on applying what you learn to playful and real-world examples that should make the experience more fun than you might expect.
Like its sister textbooks, Discovering Statistics Using R is written in an irreverent style and follows the same ground-breaking structure and pedagogical approach. The core material is augmented by a cast of characters to help the reader on their way, together with hundreds of examples, self-assessment tests to consolidate knowledge, and additional website material for those wanting to learn more.
Given this book's accessibility, fun spirit, and use of bizarre real-world research it should be essential for anyone wanting to learn about statistics using the freely-available R software.
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AMAZING!! AWESOME book. I have loved reading this book, it is like reading a novel. Who would have thought that I would ever understand statistics. Every chapter I read, leaves me with so much more understanding than I have ever had, or even thought possible! There truly are no words for how amazing this book is..... it is a true MIRACLE! And life saver!!! Thank-you Andy for writing this book!!!! WOW!!
4 Exploring data with graphs
5 Exploring assumptions
8 Logistic regression
14 Mixed designs GLM 5
15 Nonparametric tests
16 Multivariate analysis of variance MANOVA
17 Exploratory factor analysis
18 Categorical data
19 Multilevel linear models