Scientific research made accessible


(Note: a pkgdown site is now also hosted at Github Pages)

(If you have devtools installed, you can use "devtools::install_github("matherion/userfriendlyscience", dependencies=FALSE)" to install the in-progress version of this package from GitHub. Remove the "dependencies=FALSE" argument if you don't have an older version of UFS installed.)

Welcome to Userfriendlyscience is an R package with two goals. First, it is intended to make R more accessible to people migrating from SPSS by adding a number of functions that behave roughly like their SPSS equivalents. Second, to make a number of slightly more advanced functions more user friendly to relatively novice users. The package also conveniently houses a number of additional functions that are intended to increase the quality of methodology and statistics in psychology, not by offering technical solutions, but by shifting perspectives, for example towards reasoning based on sampling distributions as opposed to on point estimates.

A number of functions in this package are described in papers, preprints of which can be found at PsyArXiv.

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