Offering a rich blend of accessible examples, illustrative graphics, and easy-to-follow instruction, Intermediate Social Statistics takes a conceptual approach to guide students through a broad range of statistical methods and ensure they understand both how to apply statistical techniques and why such techniques are used in the social sciences.
Robert Arnold worked for 13 years in applied research before becoming a university professor. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Windsor. His primary area of interest is quantitative methodology and he has taught methods and statistics from the undergraduate to the doctoral level for the last 25 years. He has also taught introductory sociology, social psychology, and sociology of the contemporary family, which he has offered at the University of Windsor for the past six years. He has served as chair of the Advisory Committee for the University of Windsor's M.A. in Social Data Analysis (MASDA) and has co-authored academic papers in criminology and sociology of health as well as in program evaluation.
"I was impressed with the thorough approach. . . . Few books have as many examples completely worked out as this book does." --Kenneth MacKenzie, McGill University
"Intermediate Social Statistics approaches concepts in a way that emphasizes the rationale behind statistical methods. The instruction is great, and the concepts are supported by good examples and well-represented graphically. Students will get everything they need from this text." --Tom Buchanan, Mount Royal University