slideshow in header area

Does Slider Revolution plugin enable me to place a slideshow in the header area? If so, how is that done?

I am a real novice with Wordpress and am hoping I don’t have to edit the .php header code. (Quite nervous about editing code).

It depends how theme is coded. But, probably you will need to edit header.php file.

And why you are nervous about that? Before you start to edit, just create a backup (copy the default code from header.php on some safe location) and start to edit - if you miss something, you always can start again from default code.