Department
of Sociology

McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4

"He who loves practice
without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and
compass and never knows where he may be cast." -- Leonardo da Vinci,
1452-1519

"The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is." -- Karl Kraus, 1874-1936

"[R]eality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." -- Richard P. Feynman. 1918-1988

Sociology 6Z03: *Introduction to Social Statistics*

## Selected Short Courses, Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials, and Talks:

Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment (July 2016, ICPSR Summer Program)

Visualizing Simultaneous Linear Equations, Geometric Vectors, and Least-Squares Regression with the **matlib** Package for R (June 2016, useR! Conference, Stanford)

Structural Equation Modeling with the **sem** package for R, Writing R packages, Teaching Statistics Using R and the R Commander (January 2016, IQS Barcelona, Spain)

Teaching Social Statistics Courses with R and the R Commander (June 2015, Statistical Society of Canada, Halifax)

Linear Models, Logit and Probit Models, Generalized Linear Models (June 2010, York Summer Programme in Data Analysis)

Regression Diagnostics (November 2009, FIOCRUZ Rio de Janeiro - Brasil)

Introduction to
Nonparametric Regression (May 2005, ESRC Oxford Spring School)

*Note*: To reduce duplication, I've listed the most recent occasion on which I addressed a particular topic.

## Current Books:

Information on John Fox,

Using the R Commander: A Point-and-Click Interface for R(Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2017, now available), including access to data files, errata and updates,

Information on John Fox,

Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Third Edition(Sage, 2016), including access to appendices, datasets, exercises, and errata.

Information on John Fox and Sanford Weisberg, An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition (Sage, 2011).

Information on John Fox, A Mathematical Primer for Social Statistics

(Sage, 2009); errata.

Information on John Fox,

Nonparametric Simple Regression: Smoothing Scatterplots(Sage, 2000), andMultiple and Generalized Nonparametric Regression(Sage, 2000), including access to datasets and errata.

Information on Robert Stine and John Fox, eds.

Statistical Computing Environments for Social Research(Sage, 1996).

Information on John Fox,

Regression Diagnostics: An Introduction(Sage, 1991)

## Statistical Software:

candisc(R package for canonical discriminant analysis), by Michael Friendly and John Fox.

car(Companion to Applied Regression) package for R. Software associated with Fox and Weisberg, An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition.

(R package for effect displays), by John Fox, Sanford Weisberg, and Jangman Hong.effects

heplots(R package for visualizing hypothesis tests in multivariate linear models), by John Fox, Michael Friendly, and Georges Monette.

matlib(R package for learning linear algebra), by Michael Friendly and John Fox.

polycor(R package for polychoric and polyserial correlations).

Rcmdr(R package, a basic-statistics graphical-user-interface for R).

RcmdrPlugin.survival(Rcmdr plug-inpackage for survival analysis).

sem(R package for structural equation modeling), by John Fox, Zhenghua Nie, and Jarrett Byrnes.

Some additions to Cook and Weisberg's Arc software.

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Contact me by email: jfox AT mcmaster.ca

Last Modified: 2016-08-13 by John Fox, jfox AT mcmaster.ca.