There is a printed version of this interactive material. The printed version has more contents, it includes learning objectives and exercise questions in each chapter. The printed version also has additional notes, explanations and helpful tips. To cite this source please use;
Aydin, B., Algina, J., Leite, W. L., & Atilgan, H. (2018). An R Companion: A Compact Introduction for Social Scientists. Ankara: ANI Publishing.
With bookdown, it is possible to create visually pleasant materials that can incorporate what R is capable of, for example shiny applications and advanced graphs. These materials can be crafted into different formats such as PDFs, html or word. The books created with markdown can be hosted on Git Hub; in which, users can offer their contribution. Bookdown is one of the new generation tools to craft a book.
With this beta version of the material, we cover
- Setting up R for windows
- R Basics
- Data sets
- Descriptive Analysis and Hypthoses Testing
- The t-test
- Introduction to Analysis of Variance
- Introduction to Multiple Linear Regression
These topics are not covered in a textbook fashion. At most, they can serve as a companion to textbooks or graduate level courses.