Bare-bones R: A Brief Introductory Guide

Bare-bones R: A Brief Introductory Guide

By: Thomas P. Hogan (author)Paperback

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This text provides a practical, hands-on introduction to the elements of R and R Commander. Assuming no background in computer programming, author Thomas P. Hogan guides the novice in using these valuable tools for statistical analysis. The book walks the reader through steps for downloading and then works through examples of basic statistical processing. In this book, 'Base R' covered including downloading, creating data sets, using R functions, and R graphics. R Commander information includes downloading, inputting data, statistical analysis, and graphing. The author shows how to import and export data or files, using add-on packages, and annotated references for further skill development. The book is suitable as a supplement to any standard introduction to statistics or for the person in the social and behavioral sciences, education, and allied health fields who wants a quick start on R. It is accompanied by a Student Study Site. There is an upcoming student study site that contains downloadable data sets used in the text as well as selected updates for R.

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About Author

Thomas P. Hogan, Ph.D. is professor of psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at theUniversity ofScranton. He teaches courses in statistics, research methods, psychological testing, and educational assessment. While doing so, he has received all three of the University's teaching awards. Prior to his time as full-time professor, he served as Dean of theGraduateSchool and Director of Research and as Interim Provost/Academic Vice President at Scranton. Previously, he was professor of psychology, Associate Chancellor for Graduate and Professional Programs, and Co-Director of theAssessmentCenter at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is the author or co-author of several nationally used standardized tests, textbooks on psychological testing and educational assessment, and over 100 published articles and presentations related to psychological and educational measurement. He serves frequently as a consultant to government agencies, professional organizations, and businesses on matters of measurement, research design, and statistical analysis. He holds a bachelor's degree fromJohnCarrollUniversity and both master's and doctoral degrees fromFordhamUniversity, with a specialization in psychometrics.


Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part 1: Base R 1-1: What is R? 1-2: R's Up's and Down's 1-3: Getting Started: Loading R 1-4: Getting Started Really: Using R as a Calculator 1-5: Creating a Data Set 1-6: Using R Functions: Simple Ones 1-7: Reading in Larger Data Sets 1-8: Getting Help 1-9: Dealing with Missing Data 1-10: Using R Functions: Hypothesis-tests 1-11: R Functions for Commonly Used Statistics 1-12: Two COmmands for Managing Your Files 1-13: R Graphics Chapter 2: R Commander? 2-1: What is R Commander 2-2: R Commander Windows and Menus 2-3: The Data Menu 2-4: The Statistics Menu 2-5: The Graphics Menu 2-6: The Distributions Menu: Two Quick Examples Chapter 3: Some Other Stuff 3-1: A Few Other Ways to Enter Data 3-2: Exporting R Results 3-3: Bonus: Build Your Own Functions 3-4: An Example of an Add-on Package 3-5: Keeping Up to Date 3-6: Going Further: Selected References Handy List of a Few Crucial Commands in base R Going Further: Selected References

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412980418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781412980418
  • weight: 159
  • ISBN10: 1412980410

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