Statistics is all around us-people use statistics when shopping, in conversation at parties, and as the cover implies, when playing sports. How many of us have kept score in a game of bowling, calculated the probability of the ace of spades being in your partner's hand, or tracked a favourite player's batting average for fantasy baseball?
Colwell & Carter's Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences approaches statistics at the student's level, recognizing the anxiety they have around statistics and diffusing this anxiety with its pedagogical layout and plain language. Colwell & Carter uses examples for sociology, criminology, political science, and other disciplines in order to help students see the real world context of statistics. The authors encourage readers to interpret the results of calculations in the context of substantive social issues, while placing value on precision and accuracy.
Statistics is an important subject for students of all disciplines to study, not only for a future career, but to understand the world around us.
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