John Fox's Home Page

John Fox photo

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

Current McMaster Course Information:

No Winter 2016 courses


Selected Short Courses, Lectures, Workshops, and Tutorials:

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)

The R Statistical Computing Environment: The Basics and Beyond (July 2015, University of Peking, Beijing, China)

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

Regression Diagnostics (November 2009FIOCRUZ 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:

cover pictureNEW Information on John Fox, Using the R Commander: A Point-and-Click Interface to R (Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, forthcoming 2016), including access to data files, updates, and errata.

cover pictureNEW Information on John Fox, Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Third Edition (Sage, 2016), including access to appendices, datasets, exercises, and errata.

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

cover picture Information on John Fox, A Mathematical Primer for Social Statistics (Sage, 2009); errata.

cover Information on John Fox, Nonparametric Simple Regression: Smoothing Scatterplots (Sage, 2000), and Multiple and Generalized Nonparametric Regression (Sage, 2000), including access to datasets and errata.    

Curriculum Vitae

Last Modified: 2016-04-06 by John Fox, jfox AT