[R] Stat textbook recommendations?

William Asquith wasquith at austin.rr.com
Sat Jan 24 00:32:20 CET 2009


Monte,

Here is an entire book released to public domain from earlier  
publication by Elsevier

http://pubs.usgs.gov/twri/twri4a3/

William

On Jan 23, 2009, at 10:57 AM, Monte Milanuk wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for a textbook that can explain some of the math behind
> the intro-to-intermediate stuff like ANOVA, multiple regression, non-
> parametric tests, etc.
>
> A little background:  I took an intro stats course last year and
> would like to further my education.  Being as that was the highest
> (and only) stats class the local community college offers, it looks
> like I'm on my own from here.  I've been working through some of the
> online 'stats with R' tutorials as well as Dalgaard's ISWR.  Where
> I'm running into problems is the transition from Bluman's 'A Brief
> Introduction to Elementary Statistics' (covers up through paired t-
> tests, chi-squared/goodness-of-fit, simple linear regression &
> correlation, and just barely mentions ANOVA) with a TI-83+, to even
> books like ISWR... when they start getting into the things like one
> and two-way ANOVA, multiple regression, model selection, survival,
> etc. I start feeling like I have one hand tied behind my back - I
> just don't have enough theoretical exposure to really understand what
> techniques I would use when, relative to my own projects outside the
> book.
>
> Several of the 'intro to stats using R' books and pdf tutorials
> mention that they are not really meant as a standalone statistics
> text book, but in addition to a traditional stats textbook (Verzani
> mentions Kitchen's book specifically).  So I guess what I'm looking
> for is any other recommendations on intro or intermediate textbooks
> that deal primarily with the math/theory behind the processes.  If
> they were oriented towards R that's be great, but otherwise I guess
> I'd be most interested in something relatively platform-agnostic -
> I've seen some books that were slanted heavily towards a particular
> software package (Minitab) that I cannot afford or justify for
> personal use.
>
> TIA,
>
> Monte
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