Use R!

Behavioral Research Data Analysis with R

Authors: Li, Yuelin, Baron, Jonathan

  • For behavioral research practitioners who are interested in learning R
  • Provides practical advice on some of the widely-used statistical methods in behavioral research, using a set of notes and annotated examples
  • Emphasizes practical data analytic skills
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About this book

This book is written for behavioral scientists who want to consider adding R to their existing set of statistical tools, or want to switch to R as their main computation tool. The authors aim primarily to help practitioners of behavioral research make the transition to R. The focus is to provide practical advice on some of the widely-used statistical methods in behavioral research, using a set of notes and annotated examples. The book will also help beginners learn more about statistics and behavioral research. These are statistical techniques used by psychologists who do research on human subjects, but of course they are also relevant to researchers in others fields that do similar kinds of research.

The authors emphasize practical data analytic skills so that they can be quickly incorporated into readers’ own research.

About the authors

Yuelin Li is a research psychologist and a behavioral statistician.  His appointment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center allows him to apply a range of statistical techniques in understanding complex human behaviors---social network influence of young adult smoking, genetic-environment interaction in cognitive impairment, health behavior change, psychosocial and quality of life outcomes in  cancer treatment, survivorship, and end of life care.

Jonathan Baron is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Judgments and Decision and does research people's judgments and decisions about public policies.  He has been fascinated by the promise of computers since about 1960 and has come of age with them and used them in his research.  In 2000, he began the Web site (http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu) and document that led to this book, which was then mostly about data layout, until Yuelin Li (who shared the same PhD advisor, David Krantz) volunteered to help with the more substantive parts.  Baron is founding and current editor of the journal Judgment and Decision Making.

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From the reviews:

“The target audience is behavioural scientists who wish to move to using R for some or all of their analyses. … There is a good balance between discussion of the scientific background, the processing of data, R coding issues, and discussion of results. Extensive references are provided, both for sources of the data and for methodology. … For a senior student or researcher … this text is strongly recommended.” (John H. Maindonald, International Statistical Review, Vol. 82 (1), 2014)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Li, Yuelin (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Reading and Transforming Data Format

    Li, Yuelin (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Statistics for Comparing Means and Proportions

    Li, Yuelin (et al.)

    Pages 39-54

  • R Graphics and Trellis Plots

    Li, Yuelin (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Analysis of Variance: Repeated-Measures

    Li, Yuelin (et al.)

    Pages 79-107

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1237-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Research Data Analysis with R
Authors
Series Title
Use R!
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1238-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1238-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1237-3
Series ISSN
2197-5736
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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