Statistics: An Introduction

Annotated Bibliography

Dear, K. (1997, August 28). SurfStat australia. Available:

A comprehensive site contain an online textbook, links together statistics sites, exercises, and a hotlist for Java applets.

de Leeuw, J. (1997, May 13). Statistics: The study of stability in variation. Available: [1997, December 8].

An online textbook providing discussions specifically regarding variability.

Ewen, R.B. (1988). The workbook for introductory statistics for the behavioral sciences. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

A workbook providing sample problems typical of the statistical applications in social sciences.

Glass, G. (1996, August 26). COE 502: Introduction to quantitative methods. Available:

Outline of a basic statistics course in the college of education at Arizona State University, including a list of statistic resources on the Internet and access to online programs using forms and PERL to analyze data.

Hartwig, F., Dearing, B.E. (1979). Exploratory data analysis. Newberry Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Hayes, J. R., Young, R.E., Matchett, M.L., McCaffrey, M., Cochran, C., and Hajduk, T., eds. (1992). Reading empirical research studies: The rhetoric of research. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

A text focusing on the language of research. Topics vary from "Communicating with Low-Literate Adults" to "Reporting on Journalists."

Hinkle, Dennis E., Wiersma, W. and Jurs, S.G. (1988). Applied statistics for the behavioral sciences. Boston: Houghton.

This is an introductory text book on statistics. Each of 22 chapters includes a summary, sample exercises and highlighted main points. The book also includes an index by subject.

Kleinbaum, David G., Kupper, L.L. and Muller K.E. Applied regression analysis and other multivariable methods 2nd ed. Boston: PWS-KENT Publishing Company.

An introductory text with emphasis on statistical analyses. Chapters contain exercises.

Kolstoe, R.H. (1969). Introduction to statistics for the behavioral sciences. Homewood, ILL: Dorsey.

Though more than 25-years-old, this textbook uses concise chapters to explain many essential statistical concepts. Information is organized in a simple and straightforward manner.

Levin, J., and James, A.F. (1991). Elementary statistics in social research, 5th ed. New York: HarperCollins.

This textbook presents statistics in three major sections: Description, From Description to Decision Making and Decision Making. The first chapter underlies reasons for using statistics in social research. Subsequent chapters detail the process of conducting and presenting statistics.

Liebetrau, A.M. (1983). Measures of association. Newberry Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Mendenhall, W.(1975). Introduction to probability and statistics, 4th ed. North Scltuate, MA: Duxbury Press.

An introductory textbook. A good overview of statistics. Includes clear definitions and exercises.

Moore, David S. (1979). Statistics: Concepts and controversies, 2nd ed. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company.

Introductory text. Basic overview of statistical concepts. Includes discussions of concrete applications such as opinion polls and Consumer Price Index.

Mosier, C.T. (1997). MG284 Statistics I - notes. Available:

Explanations of fundamental statistical concepts.

Newton, H.J., Carrol, J.H., Wang, N., & Whiting, D.(1996, Fall). Statistics 30X class notes. Available: [1997, December 10].

This site contains a hyperlinked list of very comprehensive course notes from and introductory statistics class. A large variety of statistical concepts are covered.

Runyon, R.P., and Haber, A. (1976). Fundamentals of behavioral statistics, 3rd ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

This is a textbook that divides statistics into categories of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. It presents statistical procedures primarily through examples. This book includes sectional reviews, reviews of basic mathematics and also a glossary of symbols common to statistics.

Schoeninger, D.W. and Insko, C.A. (1971). Introductory statistics for the behavioral sciences. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc.

An introductory text including discussions of correlation, probability, distribution, and variance. Includes statistical tables in the appendices.

Stevens, J. (1986). Applied multivariate statistics for the social sciences. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Stockberger, D. W. (1996). Introductory statistics: Concepts, models and applications. Available: [1997, December 8].

Describes various statistical analyses. Includes statistical tables in the appendix.
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