E&H Stat 162: Intro to Stats

Hello!  Looking forward to having you in class!

For Emory & Henry student taking STAT 162: Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences, there will be three books required.  Unfortunately, stats books are pricey.

Kellstedt, Paul and Guy Whitten (2013).  The Fundamentals of Political Science Research.  New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

  • This book is fairly pricey new ($60), but reasonably priced to rent for the semester via Amazon (about $22) or similar avenue.

Best, Joel (2008).  Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data.  Berkeley: University of California Press.  

  • New, online, this is about $25.  Cheaper used versions are available.

Pollock, Philip H.  (2012).  An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis.  Washington, DC: CQ Press.  

  • We will be using the data CD that comes with this text.  So, unfortunately, you’ll need this version.
  • It is $46 new on Amazon.
  • Disclaimer: I’m not sure if used versions come with the CD and an access code with the CD.