Teaching statistics using jamovi

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by hoe » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:22 pm


I teach statistics to undergrad biology students. I used to teach my students using R commands, under RStudio, to perform import/export data, data wrangling, statistical tests, and plot graphs.

For some students, they feel overwhelmed by too much programming. Then I learned about jamvoi, The spreadsheet-like user interface is exactly missed in R.

However, I have a general question. If I want to do something beyond what the menu options can provide, e.g. make a barplot of two groups with error bars, what would you recommend me to do? Should I write R codes via the Rj editor?

Thanks, Eric.
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by jonathon » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:31 am

yup, two options eric.

you can either use the Rj editor, or if it's something you'd like to make it easy for other people to do, you could write a module (like the other modules in the jamovi library).



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by rconroy » Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:43 pm

Just to note that barplots with error bars are discouraged by, for example, Nature journals because they break a number of important rules : they don't show the data, and they don't show the distribution. In jamovi you can plot your data, add violin plots to show shape and boxplots to show summary statistics. Much preferable.
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