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Hello World. :msn: I have started studying R on DataCamp and I will also be starting a post graduate course on Statistics in a University. Would anyone have any book recommendations or resources for someone trying to move into Data Science? I have a background in Business Intelligence but interested in Sociology :Boxplot:

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Computational Social Science by Alvarez

Automated Data Collection with R - Meißner and Nyhuis.

Data Analysis using Regression and Hierarchical/Multilevel Models - Gelman and Hill

Use these but first do the ten labs that are available at as those will be very helpful and very introductory. Download R and R Studio.

@JWright thank you! This is very useful. I have been studying R for a few weeks now and starting to get the basics. It sems like a very powerful tool.


No problem. I am fairly confortable with R from my own studies/research. Definitely powerful. If you're advancing quickly or interested in learning even more powerful tools you can do lots of data analysis in Python as well with even more utility than R.

(You can also load Python into R and mix R and Python code)

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