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Elements of Statistics

A Hands-on Primer

Author(s): Raghubar D. Sharma

Book Description

This book represents a crucial resource for students taking a required statistics course who are intimidated by statistical symbols, formulae, and daunting equations. It will serve to prepare the reader to achieve the level of statistical literacy required not only to understand basic statistics, but also to embark on their advanced-level statistics courses without anxiety.

The application of statistics in social research has recently become imperative. However, a gap usually exists between the time when students take their first statistics course and when they engage in their first serious research project, meaning that they often don’t remember basic statistics well enough to apply it effectively in their research. In this sense, this book will also serve as an excellent “desk reference,” “refresher,” or “core concept” text for burgeoning researchers interning or working as a research assistant or research associate.

Furthermore, the text is written in a self-help, hands-on learning style so the reader can easily attain the skills needed to achieve a basic understanding of statistics found in articles and presentations.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0034-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0034-9
Date of Publication: 01/11/2017
Pages / Size: 263 / A5
Price: £61.99


Raghubar D. Sharma is an award-winning Public Sector Forecaster who was a Senior Statistical Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Education. He has taught introductory statistics at the University of Alberta, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Toronto, all in Canada. He has also held research positions at York University, Canada, and at an overseas research centre of Johns Hopkins University. He received his MA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and his PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada. His book, Poverty in Canada, was published in 2012.