R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / WalkingBabies


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the WalkingBabies data set which pertains to WalkingBabies. The WalkingBabies data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the WalkingBabies data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("WalkingBabies"). This will load the data into a variable called WalkingBabies. If R says the WalkingBabies data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the WalkingBabies R data set. The size of this file is about 527 bytes.



An experiment to see if special exercises help babies learn to walk sooner


A dataset with 24 observations on the following 2 variables.

R project statistics dataset table
Group Treatments: exercise control, final report, special exercises, or weekly report
Age Age (in months) when first walking


Scientists wondered if they could get babies to walk sooner by prescribing a set of special exercises. Their experimental design included four groups of babies and the following treatments:
Special exercises: Parents were shown the special exercises and encouraged to use them with their children. They were phoned weekly to check on their child's progress.
Exercise control: These parents were not shown the special exercises, but they were told to make sure their babies spent at least 15 minutes a day exercising.
Weekly report: Parents in this group were not given instructions about exercise. Like the parents in the treatment group, however, they received a phone call each week to check on progress.
Final report: These parents were not given weekly phone calls or instructions about exercises. They reported at the end of the study.


Zelazo, Phillip R., Nancy Ann Zelazo, and Sarah Kolb (1972), “Walking in the Newborn," Science, v. 176, pp. 314-315.


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