Starting at the most basic introduction to data and going through most crucial statistical methods for large datasets, regression, Statistics and Data Visualization Using R quickly gets students new to statistics up to speed running analyses and interpreting data from social science research. This introductory textbook uses social science data from across the U.S. and around the world, from demographic data to opinion research on major social issues to demonstrate the value of statistics to students.
Each figure in the book is accompanied by a Code Chunk box that will reproduce the figure exactly as it’s shown. A copy-and-paste approach to R keeps the focus on the statistics and visualization components, emphasizing that students can easily adjust the code for their own work rather than starting from scratch each time. Features on the Art and Practice of Visualization delve into the process of constructing charts and graphs as well as best practices for data displays. Exercises throughout the book and at the end of each chapter give students ample practice of these new concepts. Give your students a thorough and accessible introduction to R and statistics with Statistics and Data Visualization Using R.