Helping first-time students establish a solid foundation in analysis, this ground-up Canadian text uses a conversational tone, a wealth of practice problems and exercises, and clear examples to teach the universal language of statistics. Fully up-to-date, the third edition has been rigorously revised to ensure the precision and accuracy of all concepts, equations, problems, and solutions.
Michael Haan is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations at Western University. He studies why immigrants make the location choices they do, and what impact these choices have on both their well-being and that of the communities they join. This research is critical to understanding the relationship between location choice and socio-economic status, and to preventing over-urbanization in some parts of Canada and population decline in others. Haan has contributed to a number of journals, including Social History/Histoire sociale, Critical Social Policy, International Migration Review, and Social Science History. He is also sole author of the first two editions of An Introduction to Statistics for Canadian Social Scientists, published by OUP Canada.
Jenny Godley is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary where she also currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies. Her research interests include health, social networks, the life course, demography, gender, and qualitative and mixed methods. She teaches introductory social statistics as well as a graduate seminar on quantitative research methods. Godley is widely published in journals, including the Canadian Review of Sociology, Health and Place, American Journal of Community Psychology, Alberta Journal of Educational Research, The Journal of Research Administration, and The International Journal of Public Health.