Re: R-sig-teaching Digest, Vol 59, Issue 9
Nicholas Horton <nicholas_horton <at> yahoo.com>
2013-02-07 13:43:26 GMT
> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:38:28 -0700
> From: Allen Cornelius <allencornelius <at> gmail.com>
> To: "r-sig-teaching <at> r-project.org" <r-sig-teaching <at> r-project.org>
> Subject: [R-sig-teaching] Data sets for teaching advanced stats with R
> Knowledgable group,
> I am in the process of designing an advanced statistics class for doctoral level clinical psychology
students. Their background in basic statistical concepts is OK, but they have little exposure to
statistical software. I am looking for pre existing data sets that they can explore fairly easily,
probably using R and R Commander (though some coding would be OK), to illustrate some multivariate
analyses (e.g., advanced regression, MANOVA, factor analysis). I don't expect proficiency with the
software, but enough exposure to the output of results of analyses to understand what things mean. I am
looking for multiple examples of the same analyses, so they get exposure and practice with lots of stuff.
You might be interested in checking out the HELP study dataset, which is included as part of the "mosaic"
package in R as well as in a variety of formats from the book "SAS and R: Data Management, Statistical
Analysis and Graphics" book website at http://www.math.smith.edu/sasr/datasets.php.
This includes deidentified data from a randomized trial of n=470 subjects recruited from a detox center in
Boston who were randomized to usual care or an intervention to link them to primary care. Approximately
200 variables are measured at each of baseline, 6 months, 12 month, 18 month and 24 month follow up. There
are a variety of sociobehavioral, health, and health services questions which can be addressed.