Hi, I teach an introductory statistics course for non-stat/math majors that are primarily coming from the social sciences or business. I am using the Lock textbook, http://www.lock5stat.com/, and their software StatKey, http://www.lock5stat.com/StatKey/. I really like the way that StatKey does randomization tests and bootstrapping, however, I don't like that it's not possible to perform theory-based tests on their website (e.g., if I wanted my students to perform an independent samples t-test not by hand or run a simple linear regression).

Ideally what I was hoping for was to use R in my introductory classes but to have some way to make it less intimidating. I want my students to be able to run descriptives and create basic graphics (including dot plots), randomization tests, bootstrapping, and run t-tests, chi-square, ANOVA, and regression. I tried using RStudio, but it is still overkill for what I want my students to be able to do. They don't need an IDE. Randall Pruim has kindly made a PDF for using R with Lock5, but that is too much for what I want my students need. Programming isn't a principal outcome of my course. I have looked in JASP and jamovi as well, but they don't fit my needs. The closest thing I have found to what I'm looking for is Rcmdr, but it freezes on my Mac periodically regardless of if I use it from the Terminal, the R GUI, or RStudio. Has anyone else encountered that issue? Rcmdr is great because it's GUI driven but also pastes the R code, which is nice for the more advanced students in the class. What I am wondering is. 1. Is anyone using R with Lock5 and how do you use R to do it? 2. Does anyone know of a Shiny app that does what StatKey does AND includes some options for descriptives and inference similar to Rcmdr? I am basically looking for a Shiny StatCrunch. I have thought about creating a Shiny app to do all of this, but if someone already has a wonderful solution, I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I created something very, very basic[1] for my students just to explore the Lock5 data and I just might need to expand on it to get what I want. Thanks for reading my long winded email, Chris [1]: https://cddesja.shinyapps.io/lock5explorer/ [[alternative HTML version deleted]] _______________________________________________ R-sig-teaching@r-project.org mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-teaching