Statistics for Social Science
Statistics for Social Science

Statistics for Social Science

Lead Author(s): Stephen Hayward

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Statistics for Social Science takes a fresh approach to the introductory class. With learning check questions, embedded videos and interactive simulations, students engage in active learning as they read. An emphasis on real-world and academic applications help ground the concepts presented. Designed for students taking an introductory statistics course in psychology, sociology or any other social science discipline.

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Our Statistics for Social Science textbook allows students to manipulate data, visualize the effects discussed, and explore Lightboard videos that feature instructor explanations to reinforce concepts and calculations.
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Built-in assessment questions embedded throughout chapters so students can read a little, do a little, and test themselves to see what they know!

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Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

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Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

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$92

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Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology course, and is updated with the latest content

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Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

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Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Up to 40-60% more affordable

Lifetime access on any device

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

$200.83

Hardcover print text only

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

$239.95

Hardcover print text only

Sage

McConnell, Brue, Flynn, Principles of Microeconomics, 7th Edition

$92

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Steve HaywardRio Salado College

A lifelong learner, Steve focused on statistics and research methodology during his graduate training at the University of New Mexico. He later founded and served as CEO of Center for Performance Technology, providing instructional design and training development support to larger client organizations throughout the United States. Steve is presently lead faculty member for statistics at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona.

Joseph F. Crivello, PhDUniversity of Connecticut

Joseph Crivello has taught Anatomy & Physiology for over 34 years, and is currently a Teaching Fellow and Premedical Advisor of the HMMI/Hemsley Summer Teaching Institute.

Contributing Authors

Susan BaileyUniversity of Wisconsin

Deborah CarrollSouthern Connecticut State University

Alistair CullumCreighton University

William Jerry HauseltSouthern Connecticut State University

Karen KampenUniversity of Manitoba

Adam SullivanBrown University

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Stephen Hayward 

Lead Author, Rio Salado College, AZ

​A lifelong learner, Steve focused on statistics and research methodology during his graduate training at the University of New Mexico. He later founded and served as CEO of Center for Performance Technology, providing instructional design and training development support to larger client organizations throughout the United States. Steve is presently lead faculty for statistics at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. He supported the development of Top Hat’s Statistics for the Social Sciences as lead author, working with an outstanding team of instructional experts to bring this exciting new product to fruition!








Susan Bailey

Contributing Author, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, WI

​Sue Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Steven’s Point. She teaches undergraduate social statistics, research methods, sociology of medicine, social aspects of drug abuse, and introduction to sociology. Her students consistently comment that she “makes statistics understandable.” Prior to teaching at UWSP, Dr. Bailey taught graduate-level biostatistics and epidemiology in a department of public health. She has spent most of her 30-year career conducting research on adolescent drug use, namely injection drug use. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.







Deborah Carroll

Contributing Author, Southern Connecticut State University, CT

Dr. Deborah A. Carroll, has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychobiology from the University of Connecticut. She was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral Fellowship.  She has over 20 years’ experience in program assessment, specifically of writing to learn programs and inter-teaching. Dr. Carroll is the recipient of several teaching awards including the Southern Connecticut State University’s SCSU J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award (2011), the Connecticut State University System’s SCSU Trustee Award for Outstanding Teaching (2012), and the Carnegie Foundation’s Case U.S. Professor of the Year, State of Connecticut Award (2012). Dr. Carroll's current research involves assessment of the efficacy of reading interventions for struggling readers in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. 







Alistair Cullum

Contributing Author, Creighton University, NE

Alistair J. Cullum received his B.A. in Zoology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California at Irvine, where he also developed a side interest in statistical methods. He is currently an Assoicate Professor of Biology at Creighton University. He began teaching statistics in a classroom environment in 2001, and developed an online version of his course in 2013. He has also helped pioneer use of lightboard-based teaching videos at Creighton. Alistair’s research focused mainly on evolutionary responses of bacteria to changes in their physical environment.







William J. Hauselt

Contributing Author, Southern Connecticut State University, CT

Jerry Hauselt is from Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ, and graduated from Albright College with a BA in Psychology.  His MA and Ph.D. in Psychology are from the University of Kentucky, where he was awarded a Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistants.  His dissertation looked at the theoretical explanations of directed forgetting in memory, and memory in general remains a research interest. Jerry is a Professor of Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University where he has taught Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Cognition, and Experimental Methods. In addition, he is the Graduate Coordinator for the Psychology MA program and Chair of the University Institutional Review Board.  







Karen Kampen

Contributing Author, University of Manitoba, MB

Karen Kampen is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba in Manitoba, Canada.  She is an experienced instructor of undergraduate courses in Research Methods and Sociology. 







​Adam Sullivan

Contributing Author, Brown University, RI

Adam Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University. He is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Brown University's School of Public Health, where he also serves as the Director of the Biostatistics Masters Program.  Adam's interests include statistics education, online/blended learning, and pediatric research. He is the recipient of Brown School of Public Health Dean's Award for Excellence in Classroom Instruction in 2016, the Showcase Award for Teaching with Technology in 2017, and Brown University Dean's award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018.