Christopher Donoghue, Associate Professor in the Sociology Department and Joseph Healey, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University, have published a new edition to their textbook, entitled “Statistics: A Tool for Social Research and Data Analysis.”
With a new emphasis on the “real data” professionals use to make evidence-based decisions, this new edition focuses on fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to contemporary social issues. Examples from daily life illustrate the practical value of statistics in government, education, business, media, politics and sports. A student friendly approach breaks down complex material and helps learners understand the importance of statistics — no advanced mathematical knowledge required. Students gain skills they will need as professionals in a social science field and as statistically literate consumers of social research.