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This book was developed for ICT/LIS 661: Introduction to Data Science, as offered in the University of Kentucky's School of Information Science. It adapts and expands on openly licensed materials to introduce readers to basic statistical concepts, the R programming language, and philosophical critique of data science.

This open access textbook was supported by the University of Kentucky Libraries Alternative Textbook program

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Spencer P. Greenhalgh is an interdisciplinary digital methods researcher studying meaning-making practices on online platforms. He holds a BA in French Teaching from Brigham Young University and a PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University. He is currently an assistant professor of information communication technology in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky, where he teaches courses on games and literacies, information technology, web content management, and data science.


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Introduction to Data Science