Chapter 1: Introduction

Links to a carefully curated collection of Youtube videos provide a host of additional sources for you to develop your ability to use R software in an engaging and accessible manner.

Video 1.1: Gary King, ‘The spectacle success of quantitative social science’

Question: Why does Gary King consider quantitative social science (QSS) to be a spectacle success?

Answer: Because QSS has impact individuals’ day-to-day lives in greater ways than most other research in the past one or two decades. This includes business, economics, finance, sports, social connections, public policy, law, health care, amongst others.