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The Data Science and Analytics Do It Yourself Introduction to R short course:

      Introduction to R short course

The Data Science and Analytics SPSS short course:

     SPSS short course

The Data Science and Analytics SAS short course:

     SAS short course

The LaTeX2HTML installation tutorial page:


The simulated island nation of Examplonia census data description page:


Statistical Resources Workshop

     Statistical Resources

RSS Matters (now called Research Matters) papers

     Professional Papers

No longer maintained: Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (ISSS)

     ISSS short course

REQUIRED READING: If you are coming to the field of statistics for the first time, I would consider it absolutely essential for you to read the following three books in the order listed below.

Salsburg, D. (2001). The lady tasting tea: How statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company.

McGrayne, S. B. (2011). The theory that would not die: How Bayes’ Rule cracked the Enigma Code, hunted down Russian submarines, and emerged triumphant from two centuries of controversy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

 Gould, S. J. (1996). The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded Edition). New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

The 'go-to' place for finding academic articles: JSTOR

Other Online statistics textbooks: Hyperstat (Basic & Fundamental levels) 

The R Project for Statistical Computing

R specific search engine RSeek.


SPSS User Manuals in Adobe.pdf 

Don't want to pay for SPSS? Then get PSPP for free!! PSPP is extremely similar to SPSS; but free!

SAS Institute 

SAS Base Documentation includes links for Adobe & HTML user guides on SAS Base functions.

Fairly comprehensive comparison of just about all statistical software packages: Wiki

Need to calculate a-priori power/sample size? Check out Gpower (it's free).

The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network 

The TeX Users Group (TUG) home page.


The LaTeX2HTML home page.


UNT home page

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