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Interview: Jeffrey Long, author of Longitudinal Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using R

Apr 03, 2012, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"F4S: Tell us the story behind your book 'Longitudinal Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using R'.

"The book is a culmination of teaching an applied longitudinal data analysis course for many years. There are relatively few people who use R in the behavioral sciences and I wanted to emphasize that it is a good option for researchers and students. R is free software that offers add-on packages authored by world leading authorities in longitudinal data analysis and graphing.

"F4S: Who will benefit from reading it?

"The beneficiaries are researchers and students who want a practical introduction to the analysis of longitudinal behavioral data. Longitudinal data is defined as repeated measurements taken on the same subjects over time. Such data is correlated within an individual and this should be considered in statistical modeling. The book focuses on the application of linear mixed effects regression (LMER). The book is specifically written for those who want a hands-on approach to using R for LMER modeling. The software and the data sets can be freely downloaded and all the examples can be reproduced on the reader's own computer."

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