The Statistics Coach: Learning Through Practice is a comprehensive supplementary text intended to helps students understand key statistical concepts and principles through guided application. Based on a three-part "coaching" model, students are guided through twelve labs designed to optimize their ability to apply and practice the theories and techniques involved in using statistics as part of sociological research. The Statistics Coach is the essential supplementary text for any introductory social statistics course.
Lance W. Roberts is a professor in the sociology department and a fellow of St John's College at the University of Manitoba. He recently completed a term as director of the Winnipeg Area Study, a survey research unit. For over three decades he has taught undergraduate and graduate methods and statistics courses and is the author of several books and dozens of articles on topics related to social trends, ethnic relations, education, and inequality.
Karen Kampen is a doctoral candidate in the sociology department's PhD program at the University of Manitoba, where she holds the position of lab instructor. Her main areas of interest are environmental sociology and research methods. She has spent 15 years working in universities as a research associate, collecting and analyzing data for long-term projects such as a health-care program evaluation and books on social trends and poverty. She also serves as an instructor for introductory sociology and undergraduate methods courses.
Tracey Peter is an assistant professor in the sociology department at the University of Manitoba. Her areas of specialization include data analysis and syntax programming, skills she advanced during her tenure as a research associate and programming manager with a nationally based evaluation research company. Professor Peter currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods and statistics and is working on several projects in mental health and violence, suicide prevention, education, and immigration research.