Project-Based R Companion to Introductory Statistics

Project-Based R Companion to Introductory Statistics

English | 2021 | ISBN: 978-0367262082 | 184 Pages | PDF | 10 MB


Project-Based R Companion to Introductory Statistics is envisioned as a companion to a traditional statistics or biostatistics textbook, with each chapter covering traditional topics such as descriptive statistics, regression, and hypothesis testing. However, unlike a traditional textbook, each chapter will present its material using a complete step-by-step analysis of a real publicly available dataset, with an emphasis on the practical skills of testing assumptions, data exploration, and forming conclusions. The chapters in the main body of the book include a worked example showing the R code used at each step followed by a multi-part project for students to complete. These projects, which could serve as alternatives to traditional discrete homework problems, will illustrate how to “put the pieces together” and conduct a complete start-to-finish data analysis using the R statistical software package. At the end of the book, there are several projects that require the use of multiple statistical techniques that could be used as a take-home final exam or final project for a class.
Key features of the text:

  • Organized in chapters focusing on the same topics found in typical introductory statistics textbooks (descriptive statistics, regression, two-way tables, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, etc.) so instructors can easily pair this supplementary material with course plans
  • Includes student projects for each chapter which can be assigned as laboratory exercises or homework assignments to supplement traditional homework
  • Features real-world datasets from scientific publications in the fields of history, pop culture, business, medicine, and forensics for students to analyze
  • Allows students to gain experience working through a variety of statis

The book is written at the undergraduate level to be used in an introductory statistical methods course or subject-specific research methods course such as biostatistics or research methods for psychology or business analytics.