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Understanding Statistics Using R

Authors: Schumacker, Randall, Tomek, Sara

  • Provides strong fundamental Background in statistics and probability through simulation exercises  
  • Perfect resource for advanced undergraduates and professionals. Anyone who has at least taken one course with experience/knowledge in linear regression  
  • R software code utilized throughout for assessment and interpretation of data and data mining exercises     ​
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About this Textbook

This book was written to provide resource materials for teachers to use in their introductory or intermediate statistics class.  The  chapter content is ordered along the lines of many popular statistics books so it should be easy to supplement the content and exercises with class lecture materials.  The book contains R script programs to demonstrate important topics and concepts covered in a statistics course, including probability, random sampling, population distribution types, role of the Central Limit Theorem, creation of sampling distributions for statistics, and more.  The chapters contain T/F quizzes to test basic knowledge of the topics covered.  In addition, the book chapters contain numerous exercises with answers or solutions to the exercises provided.  The chapter exercises reinforce an understanding of the statistical concepts presented in the chapters.  An instructor can select any of the supplemental materials to enhance lectures and/or provide additional coverage of concepts and topics in their statistics book.

This book uses the R statistical package which contains an extensive library of functions.  The R software is free and easily downloaded and installed.  The R programs are run in the R Studio software which is a graphical user interface for Windows. The R Studio software makes accessing R programs, viewing output from the exercises, and graphical displays easier to manage.  The first chapter of the book covers the fundamentals of the R statistical package.  This includes installation of R and R Studio, accessing R packages and libraries of functions.  The chapter also covers how to access manuals and technical documentation, as well as, basic R commands used in the R script programs in the chapters.  This chapter is important for the instructor to master so that the software can be installed and the R script programs run.  The R software is free so students can also install the software and run the R script programs in the chapters.   Teachers and students can run the R software on university computers, at home, or on laptop computers making it more available than many commercial software packages.

 

About the authors

Randall E. Schumacker is Professor, Educational Research
Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology & Counseling at the University of Alabama.

Sara Tomek is Assistant Professor, Educational Research
Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology & Counseling at the University of Alabama.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The code is arranged by chapter. It is easy and straight forward to run the code. The chapters have lots of exercises. This is a good book to learn both statistics and R.” (Cats and Dogs with Data, maryannedata.com, March, 2014)

“This book is organized in a methodical manner. … each chapter ends with a sample output so readers can check their own R code and true/false questions to test readers’ knowledge. … this is a well-done book that will be useful for self-learners or specialists in application areas who can use it as a practical source for statistical analysis, as well as the source of R code for libraries.” (Mike Minkoff, Computing Reviews, August, 2013)

"The monograph presents an introductory course on statistics, with numerous illustrations using R. In its 15 chapters, the book covers such topics as R installation, laws of probability, randomness, distributions of various kinds, hypothesis testing, classical Chi-square, z-, t-, and F-tests, correlation and linear regression, resamplingwith jackknife, bootstrap, and cross validation, andmetaanalysis and significance...those who already are familiar with R can find the book useful for an introduction to statistical concepts, with the numerical examples which can be reproduced by the downloaded scripts."
Technometrics 56:1 2014


Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Statistics Using R
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6227-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6227-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6226-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9690-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 292
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