Neth, H.

Data Science for Psychologists (ds4psy)

Neth, H. (2020).  Data Science for Psychologists.  Social Psychology and Decision Sciences, University of Konstanz, Germany.  Textbook and R package ds4psy (version 0.2.1, May 6, 2020).  eBook available at https://bookdown.org/hneth/ds4psy/;  R package at https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=ds4psy

Data Science for Psychologists (ds4psy)This book provides an introduction to data science that is tailored to the needs of psychologists, but is also suitable for students of the humanities and other biological or social sciences.  This audience typically has some knowledge of statistics, but rarely an idea how data is prepared and shaped to allow for statistical testing.  By using various data types and working with many examples, we teach tools for transforming, summarizing, and visualizing data.  By keeping our eyes open for the perils of misleading representations, the book fosters fundamental skills of data literacy and cultivates reproducible research practices that enable and precede any practical use of statistics.

The supporting R package ds4psy can be installed and loaded within R by the command:

install.packages('ds4psy') # install ds4psy from CRAN client
library('ds4psy')          # load to use the package