# A Guide to R for Social and Behavioral Science Statistics

- Brian Joseph Gillespie - University of Groningen, Netherlands
- Kathleen Charli Hibbert - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
- William E. Wagner, III - California State University, Channel Islands, USA

*A Guide to R for Social and Behavioral Science Statistics* is a short, accessible book for learning R. This handy guide contains basic information on statistics for undergraduates and graduate students, shown in the R statistical language using RStudio®. The book is geared toward social and behavioral science statistics students, especially those with no background in computer science. Written as a companion book to be used alongside a larger introductory statistics text, the text follows the most common progression of statistics for social scientists. The guide also serves as a companion for conducting data analysis in a research methods course or as a stand-alone R and statistics text. This guide can teach anyone how to use R to analyze data, and uses frequent reminders of basic statistical concepts to accompany instructions in R to help walk students through the basics of learning how to use R for statistics.

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This text is most timely given the popular use of R in many introductory stats courses throughout our universities. The reader will find the presentation of visuals, tips, and syntax in using R to be most impressive relative to what other books provide! This is a "must have" text for faculty and students embarking on a stats course that utilizes the R program.

**University of Georgia**

Finally, a statistics book that makes statistics clear to those who hate statistics.

**Iona College and University of Phoenix**

"A Guide to R for Social and Behavioral Sciences" provides just the right balance between coverage of statistical concepts ad R guidelines. It eliminates the need to adopt a separate textbook for statistics and an R workbook.

**University of Alabama at Birmingham**

This is a great resource for both undergraduate and graduate students for training in fields increasingly utilizing R in data analyses!

**Northeastern Illinois University**

This is an excellent comprehensive book that fills in many of the gaps that researchers struggle to find in many sources. This is a great reference for Social and Behavioral scientists who want to get quickly to applying concepts using R, getting results, and understanding them.

**Johns Hopkins University**

This text is a welcome addition to the existing works that seek to explain how to use R and R Studio. The authors do a marvelous job in breaking the program down to its most basic elements for beginners and advanced users as they undertake numerous statistical procedures. Some of the finest qualities of the work are the visuals and screenshots that give readers the confidence they need to run statistics using R in the most proficient means possible!

**University of Georgia**