Health Science Statistics using R and R Commander
R is an open source statistical package that is finding favour in a wide variety of statistics applications. Initially R was the preserve of trained statisticians. However, it is increasingly being used with non-specialist audiences, at both postgraduate and senior undergraduate levels.
The book focuses on the graphical user interface, R Commander, which helps make
R more user-friendly for the uninitiated. However, throughout the book, the R
code behind R Commander is provided to allow the reader to program directly if
required. The book provides both the practical skills and
essential knowledge to enable the reader to perform their own statistical analyses in R and to interpret
the results appropriately.
The book starts with introductory chapters which demonstrate how to install and run R and R Commander effortlessly. It then builds from introductory statistics chapters (calculating correlations and t tests) through to more complex areas (structural equation modelling, log linear regression etc.).
Health Science Statistics using R and R Commander is accompanied by an array of web-based material including:
- additional online chapters
- discussion board
- R code for each chapter
- multiple choice questions
- links to other resources including websites, blogs and tutorials
Health Science Statistics using R and R Commander is a comprehensive introduction to statistics in the health sciences combined with a hands-on practical guide to R (and related free software).
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