# R for the Health, Behavioral, and Social Sciences

*2019-02-01*

# Preface

Before beginning the book, you will need to download the `R`

software www.r-project.org and then the RStudio software www.rstudio.com. `R`

is the brains and `RStudio`

^{1} is an “IDE” (something that helps us work with `R`

much more easily).

Once both are installed (helps on installing the software can be found on www.rstudio.com, www.r-bloggers.com, and www.statmethods.net) you are good to go. The remainder of the book will be about actually using it.

The book is divided into three parts.

## Part I

- Chapter 1: The Basics
- Chapter 2: Working with and Cleaning Your Data
- Chapter 3: Understanding Your Data (summary statistics, ggplot2)

## Part II

- Chapter 4: Basic Statistical Analyses (T-tests, ANOVA, Linear Regression)
- Chapter 5: Generalized Linear Models
- Chapter 6: Multilevel Modeling
- Chapter 7: Other Modeling Techniques

## Part III

- Chapter 8: Advanced data manipulation
- Chapter 9: Advanced plotting
- Chapter 10: Where to go from here

At the end of the book, you should be able to: 1) use `R`

to perform your data cleaning and data analyses and 2) understand online helps (e.g. www.stackoverflow.com, www.r-bloggers.com) so your potential in `R`

becomes nearly limitless.

Enjoy!^{2}