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Insights from Data with R: An Introduction for the Life and Environmental Sciences

Owen L. Petchey, Andrew P. Beckerman, Natalie Cooper, and Dylan Z. Childs


Knowledge of how to get useful information from data is essential in the life and environmental sciences. This book provides learners with knowledge, experience, and confidence about how to efficiently and reliably discover useful information from data. The content is developed from first- and second-year undergraduate-level courses taught by the authors. It charts the journey from question, to raw data, to clean and tidy data, to visualizations that provide insights. This journey is presented as a repeatable workflow fit for use with many types of question, study, and data. Readers discover h ... More

Keywords: information, exploratory, data, analysis, visualize, summarize, statistics, biology, environmental, workflow

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198849810
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198849810.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Owen L. Petchey, author
Professor of Integrative Ecology, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Andrew P. Beckerman, author
Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Natalie Cooper, author
Researcher in Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, UK