
Links to resources
Online reviews and courses in algebra and calculus useful for social
scientists
 Algebra Review
in 10 Lessons: An excellent online course in useful algebra. Starts
by setting up the environment, exponents and radicals, basic algebra, expansions,
dividing and factoring polynomials, solving equations and inequalities, the
Cartesian coordinate system and functions, trigonometric, first and second
degree curves Nice textlike development and examples; highly
recommended. (Netscape recommended)
 Concepts of Algebra:
An online tutorial course in the concepts of algebra, algebraic factoring,
radicals and exponents, logarithmns and exponentials Great questions
and interactive solutions; not too much theory.
 Introduction to
SAS: Some lecture notes in college algebra: multiplication, dovidion
and factoring of polynomials, exponents, radicals, rational exponents, quadratic
equations and equations with radicals A good alternative to the
Algebra Review in 10 lessons.
 eCalculus:
An outstanding online course in calculus: functions, limits, continuity,
differentiation, and integration. all you need on calculus. (Netscape
recommended)
Using UNIX/LINUX for Social Science Computing
Rweb: A Web based interface
to R where you can run snippets of R code and see the output.
Learning about R
·
Background notes on R
and the Omegahat Project Brian Ripley’s wisdom
Downloading and Installing R on your computer
To download R go to CRAN (the
Comprehensive R Archive Network) at
http://cran.rproject.org
or one of the mirror sites listed there.
In particular the US mirror is
http://cran.us.rproject.org
Follow the instructions on the
CRAN web pages. There are precompiled binaries for various forms of Windows
(95, 98, NT, and 2000) and various forms of UNIX (including Linux).
Downloading R for Windows
Go to
http://cran.us.rproject.org/bin/windows/base/
read the ReadMe
files there and follow the instructions.
Interesting Links (with thanks to Bob
Heckard, Penn State University)
In the Current News: Surveys, Observational Studies, and Randomized
Experiments
 HyperStat: an online
statistics reference that provides multiple perspectives and styles.
 Gallup Polls: The Gallup
Organization’s site. Frequent updating with current polls and good
archive of polls conducted in last few years.
 PollingReport.com A
collection of recent poll results on business, politics and society from
many different sources.
 CNN
Polling Details : A Frequently Asked Questions page explaining how
CNN polls are usually conducted.
Survey Methodology
General Resource Sites
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