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Research Methods in R

Absolute Beginners’ Guide to R

Part 1

Part 2

Further reading

Putting R to work

These are mainly further practice in the skills you learned in Absolute Beginners’. Where the exercises contain completely new skills, these are shown in bold. Where the excercises extend a skill you’ve already been taught, these are shown in italics. The exercises are somewhat graded in difficulty, with Part 1 being the easiest and Part 3 containing some harder exercises.

If you are a current undergraduate student at Plymouth University, you should complete the accompanying Psych:EL (Psychology: Experiential Learning) activity first, in order to generate your own set of data. If you’re not, you can download sample data files here.

Part 1a

Part 1b

Part 2

Part 3a

Part 3b

The next level…

Source code

These teaching materials were generated using a combination of Markdown and RMarkdown. The full source code is available on github.


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Thanks to the following people for their feedback and advice on these materials:

Jackie Andrade, Eleanor Andrade May, Martyn Atkins, Patric Bach, Dale Barr, Chris Berry, Laura Charlton, Lisa DeBruine, Charlotte Edmunds, Emily Filewood, Giorgio Ganis, Phil Gee, Michaela Gummerum, Yaniv Hanoch, Cathryn Harries, Courtney Hooton, Angus Inkster, Jasmin Jones, Peter Jones, Laith Kahn, Chris Longmore, Jon May, Anthony Mee, Chris Mitchell, Millie Monks, Alyson Norman, Charlie Reynolds, Matt Roser, Paul Sharpe, Alastair Smith, Julian Stander, Sylvia Terbeck, Michael Verde, Ben Whalley.