Basic Statistics for Social Research offers an introduction to core general statistical concepts and methods. It covers procedural aspects of the application of statistical methods for data-description ; and hypothesis-testing ; distributions, tabulations, central tendency, variability, independence, correlation and regression. The use of math and theory are deliberately limited, and the authors focus on how the concepts and tools of statistics are used in the analysis of social science data, rather than on the mathematical and computational aspects. The book also emphasizes the use of computer software to calculate statistics. The book is designed for students in the social sciences.