Learning Statistics Using R
- Randall E. Schumacker - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
Providing easy-to-use R script programs that teach descriptive statistics, graphing, and other statistical methods, Learning Statistics Using R shows readers how to run and utilize R, a free integrated statistical suite that has an extensive library of functions. Randall E. Schumacker’s comprehensive book describes in detail the processing of variables in statistical procedures. Covering a wide range of topics, from probability and sampling distribution to statistical theorems and chi-square, this introductory book helps readers learn not only how to use formulae to calculate statistics, but also how specific statistics fit into the overall research process.
Learning Statistics Using R covers data input from vectors, arrays, matrices and data frames, as well as the input of data sets from SPSS, SAS, STATA and other software packages. Schumacker’s text provides the freedom to effectively calculate, manipulate, and graphically display data, using R, on different computer operating systems without the expense of commercial software. Learning Statistics Using R places statistics within the framework of conducting research, where statistical research hypotheses can be directly addressed. Each chapter includes discussion and explanations, tables and graphs, and R functions and outputs to enrich readers' understanding of statistics through statistical computing and modeling.
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A well thought out text that explains fundamental statistics well - this is a text that aims to support statistics courses, it is not a manual for R. But it does use R well to illustrate statistical approaches and users will gain a good knowledge of R while using the text.
The book does exactly what it says on its cover. Although R language may seem difficult to handle at the beginning, the structure and the abundance of examples and reinforcements notes contained in the book would make it a first reading choice.
R seems exceptionally complicated for introductory statistics students. I am considering adopting this book for an advanced quantitative methods class that I will be teaching in subsequent semesters.
Students find that learning R is too demanding at this point in their career.
The book is pretty detailed when it comes to statistical concepts and tests. It is therefore not only useful in teaching/learning the handling of R, but helps with understand statistical concepts.
Seems adequate for introductory statistics. Good introduction to R. Access to the R scripts should be very helpful.
Good text in all ramnification.
A very interesting text
A clear book on an alternative way of analysing data. Too advanced for this purpose, but perhaps of interest to advanced students.