le 25 février 2014
I have already read Andy Field's SPSS version of the book, so I bought this for the introduction to R, rather than statistics. It was easy enough to skip the beginning parts of each chapter explaining the theory behind the statistics and go straight to the parts showing how to carry out the analyses using R. Fantastic book, very very pleased with it. There is also an excellent, very clear introduction to multi-level modelling in Chapter 19.
le 14 janvier 2015
I highly recommend this book for beginners. Although the explanations are a little lengthy they are very clear and pertinent. This book is aimed at readers with a moderate proficiency in maths (for example matrix calculus is avoided). However, it explains the history, backgound and main insights behind statistics reasonning very well. As a result, from an intuitive viewpoint, this book would also be helpful background reading to more mathematically minded readers such as Engineering and Physics students. My hearty congratulations to the authors for having produced such a helpful and well thought out teaching book.