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This web page is intended to help you find information on quantitative data analysis. If you need help, please contact Nina Smart, Liaison Librarian, at 778.782.5043 (Monday to Thursday ) or firstname.lastname@example.org . Additionally, assistance with microdata or R queries is available at email@example.com.
This course has been specifically designed to provide training in quantitative data analysis with a focus on behavioral research problems in gerontology.
Note: for more information see the GERO 803 course outline. If there are discrepancies between information listed on this page and that in Canvas or on instructor handouts, please refer to the latter.
Microdata and data resources
Open Access Datasets from Aging Studies (McMaster)
Databases for term paper
To find journal articles, start with:
Major social gerontology database.
Use this SFU link as the access point for to get SFU e-journal holdings
R and Statistics resources
- Seeing Theory "visual and interactive introduction to statistical concepts"
- Statistical methods and data analytics (UCLA) look under Resources section
- R markdown (Calvin University) "Source for inserting mathematical symbols into Rmarkdown"
- Statistics Notes in the British Medical Journal "Short statistics notes published in the BMJ"
UCLA's Institute for Digital Research and Education's page on R, some of which are limited to the UCLA community; have a look at Learning Modules, Class Notes: Introduction to R, and FAQ.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO)
This useful resource includes the Little Green Book series for quantitative research as well as other books, book chapters and videos on research methods. Sample chapter: "The Chi-Square Test"; sample video "What is a Regression Model?"; sample article "Advances in Age-Period-Cohort Analysis".
SFU's Research Commons also has a section on 'R' help and consultations
Data and GIS questions: send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open source titles
- Statistical Thinking for the 21st Century
- Broadening Your Statistical Horizons
- R for Data Science
For more books on R see: R (Computer program language) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Using Multivariate Statistics [print or online - ordered]
Guide focusing on the "most commonly encountered statistical and multivariate techniques".
Multivariate characteristic and correlation functions [print and online]
Covers the "basic concepts and results on multivariate characteristic and correlation functions easily accessible to both students and researchers in a comprehensive manner".