Welcome to R for Non-Programmers: A guide for Social Scientists (R4NP). This book aims to help everyone who wishes to use R for their research projects. Each chapter conveys key concepts in data analysis in a comprehensive, compact and accessible manner. R4NP will guide you through your first steps on a possibly endless journey full of ‘awe and wonder.’

This book does not assume or expect any prior knowledge or skills in programming or statistical analysis. Instead, this book offers a comprehensive entry to R programming for novices and more experienced analysts wishing to migrate from other computational software.