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Statistics With R
Solving Problems Using Real-World Data

- Jenine K. Harris - Washington University in St.Louis, USA

**Statistics with R**is easily the most accessible and almost fun introduction to statistics and R that I have read. Even the most hesitant student is likely to embrace the material with this text.”

—David A.M. Peterson,

*Department of Political Science, Iowa State University*

Drawing on examples from across the social and behavioral sciences,

**Statistics with R: Solving Problems Using Real-World Data**introduces foundational statistics concepts with beginner-friendly R programming in an exploration of the world’s tricky problems faced by the “R Team” characters. Inspired by the programming group “R Ladies,” the R Team works together to master the skills of statistical analysis and data visualization to untangle real-world, messy data using R. The storylines draw students into investigating contemporary issues such as marijuana legalization, voter registration, and the opioid epidemic, and lead them step-by-step through full-color illustrations of R statistics and interactive exercises.

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**password-protected site**for complete and protected access to all text-specific instructor resources; **test banks**that provide a diverse range of ready-to-use options that save you time. You can also easily edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions;**tutorial videos**produced exclusively for this text that demonstrate how to use R to conduct key statistical tests using real-world data;**editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides**that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course;**downloadable Coder (beginner/intermediate) and Hacker (advanced) exercises**from the book can be used as homework or labs. Students can take the**multiple-choice pre-test questions**electronically first to check their level;**downloadable data files and R code are available**for use with the book and exercises**solutions**to selected in-text exercises;**Instructor Ideas for Gamification**compiled by the author are offered for those who want to gamify their course; and**full-color figures**from the book available for download.

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**open-access site**that makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime; **tutorial videos**produced exclusively for this text that demonstrate how to use R to conduct key statistical tests using real-world data;**downloadable Coder (beginner/intermediate) and Hacker (advanced) exercises**from the book. Students can take the**multiple-choice pre-test questions**electronically first to check their level; and**downloadable data files and R code are available**for use with the book and exercises.

“**Statistics With R** is easily the most accessible and almost fun introduction to statistics and R that I have read. Even the most hesitant student is likely to embrace the material with this text.”

**Department of Political Science, Iowa State University**

“This is an entertaining and unorthodox text that explains statistical concepts in a way that engages students and rewards them for achievements. As useful to instructors as it is to their students.”

**Department of Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina, Charlotte**

“This text makes the R statistics software accessible to all students by providing excellent examples and step-by-step processes. The student gains mastery over statistical analysis that can be applied to the real world.”

**Department of Healthcare Administration, Colorado State University**

“This is an engaging textbook for learning statistics and R at the same time.”

**Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University**

“Using a simple but engaging style, this textbook relies on three friendly characters to introduce and explore the most common statistical problems students will face in their career. And, as a bonus, students learn how to use and master R for analyzing and illustrating simple and complex data sets.”

**Department of Psychology, Université de Moncton, Canada**

“There are many good statistics textbooks on the market- and there are equally good books that teach R; there are very few that do both. This book fills this gap. Students who use this text will benefit not only from having a top-notch stats textbook, but a great resource for how to conduct their analysis in R.”

**Harvard Law School**

“Allowing students to see how statistics is actually relevant to them through guided stories is a priceless experience. This text provides cross-cutting skills in R programming that students can take away with them for their CVs/résumés and career development."

**Allied Health Studies, Loma Linda University**

“A unique introduction to statistics using characters in a storyline who are themselves learning how to solve real case studies using the R programming language. The first statistics textbook of its kind!”

**Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University**

“This is a wonderful, innovative statistics text that integrates R coding into learning about quantitative methods. The highly engaging lessons walk students through each stage of the analytical process and teach students how to perform a statistical analysis, including the presentation of results in graphical form, using code.”

**Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University**