**Why Statistics**World of Statistics http://www.worldofstatistics.org/ Has a goal of "Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society"

American Statistical Association's Statistical Significance http://www.amstat.org/ASA/Science-Policy-and-Advocacy/Statistical-Significance-Series.aspx "highlights the contributions statisticians make to society, from health care and economy to national security and the environment."

The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) http://iase-web.org/islp/ Goal is to "contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world"

My own opinion: Using statistics, you may sometimes get things wrong, but if you don't use statistics, you will almost always get things wrong.

Statistics books, guides

What statistics should I use http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/whatstat/ UCLA's guide

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View https://www.stat.cmu.edu/~cshalizi/ADAfaEPoV/ by Cosma Rohilla Shalizi. 2016.

CADDIS Volume 4: Data Analysis https://www3.epa.gov/caddis/da_tropo.html basic concepts, of basic stat and some advanced stat too. Last updated 2016.

Collaborative Statistics http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=11 Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Around 2013

Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics http://vassarstats.net/textbook/
Basics, t-tests, anova. Last updated in 2015. From Richard Lowry,
Professor of Psychology Emeritus. Vassar College

Dabbling in the Data. A Hands-on Guide to Participatory Data Analysis http://www.publicprofit.net/Dabbling-In-The-Data from Public Profit. "This guide provides a gentle introduction to practical approaches to explore and analyze data" No date given.

Electronic Textbook http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/ Complete on line statistics text book, with many advanced topics. 2013.

Engineering Statistics http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/index.htm although much is for engineers, some is also useful for social research. For example a chapter on exploratory analysis has a section about graphing the data. Another section on quantitative techniques describes many of the usual statistical tests used in social science. 2012

Handbook of biological statistics http://www.biostathandbook.com/ for biology but much is applicable to any field. 2014, John H. McDonald, professor of biology at University of Delaware.

HyperStat http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html HyperStat Online is an introductory-level hypertext statistics book. Also comprehensive links to other on line stat books and links to some stat jokes. Looks like last revised in 2013. Also from David Lane.

Introductory Statistics http://dwstockburger.com/Introbook/sbk.htm and Multivariate Statistics http://dwstockburger.com/Multibook/mbk.htm from David Stockburger. 2016. Dr. Stockburger is from Missouri State University

Introductory Statistics. OpenStax, OpenStax CNX. Oct 31, 2016 http://cnx.org/contents/MBiUQmmY@18.13:2T34_25K@11/Introduction "Introductory Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings"

The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice http://www.jerrydallal.com/LHSP/LHSP.htm basic stats to anova and regression. As of 2012, the website isn't being updated. He put it together in a book.

A New View of Statistics http://www.sportsci.org/resource/stats/index.html all the usual topics, but pretty comprehensive (from 2013). Will G Hopkins

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study http://onlinestatbook.com/ A public domain on line stat multi media course (although to me it looks like an on line text book.) Includes the stat book in various forms, web, interactive on itunes, mobile, pdf. From David Lane and others. No date given.

Probability and statistics EBook http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/socr/index.php/EBook

Statistics at square one http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/statistics-square-one From BMJ, an on line brief stat text, from 1997. Also see Epidemiology for the uninitiated http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/epidemiology-uninitiated

Statistics: power from data http://www.statcan.gc.ca/edu/power-pouvoir/toc-tdm/5214718-eng.htm general on line stat book with chapters about data collection, processing, problems, presenting, analyzing. 2013

Stat Primer http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/gerstman/StatPrimer/ an on line public domain stat manual. Burt Gerstman, 2016.

SticiGui: Statistics Tools for Internet and Classroom Instruction with a Graphical User Interface http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/SticiGui/ includes a text book on basics and advanced basics. Philip B Stark, 2013

Statistical Thinking for Managerial Decisions http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/opre504.htm Professor Hossein Arsham, 2015

Usable Statistics http://www.usablestats.com/index.php Some statistical tutorials with graphical demos. The website also has questions and answers and you can ask your own questions. Last updated in 2016. The site owner, Jeff Sauro, is a Six Sigma Black-Belt trained statistical analyst, and also has a couple of interesting articles about completion rates and small samples, http://www.usablestats.com/about.php

Betty Jung's Statistics page http://www.bettycjung.net/Statsites.htm has links to many stat sites, on a wide variety of topics.

Probability and Statistics Resources http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/R.htm Professor Hossein Arsham

StatSci http://www.statsci.org/index.html intended to be a stats portal

Dabbling in the Data. A Hands-on Guide to Participatory Data Analysis http://www.publicprofit.net/Dabbling-In-The-Data from Public Profit. "This guide provides a gentle introduction to practical approaches to explore and analyze data" No date given.

Electronic Textbook http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/ Complete on line statistics text book, with many advanced topics. 2013.

Engineering Statistics http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/index.htm although much is for engineers, some is also useful for social research. For example a chapter on exploratory analysis has a section about graphing the data. Another section on quantitative techniques describes many of the usual statistical tests used in social science. 2012

Handbook of biological statistics http://www.biostathandbook.com/ for biology but much is applicable to any field. 2014, John H. McDonald, professor of biology at University of Delaware.

HyperStat http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html HyperStat Online is an introductory-level hypertext statistics book. Also comprehensive links to other on line stat books and links to some stat jokes. Looks like last revised in 2013. Also from David Lane.

Introductory Statistics http://dwstockburger.com/Introbook/sbk.htm and Multivariate Statistics http://dwstockburger.com/Multibook/mbk.htm from David Stockburger. 2016. Dr. Stockburger is from Missouri State University

Introductory Statistics. OpenStax, OpenStax CNX. Oct 31, 2016 http://cnx.org/contents/MBiUQmmY@18.13:2T34_25K@11/Introduction "Introductory Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings"

The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice http://www.jerrydallal.com/LHSP/LHSP.htm basic stats to anova and regression. As of 2012, the website isn't being updated. He put it together in a book.

A New View of Statistics http://www.sportsci.org/resource/stats/index.html all the usual topics, but pretty comprehensive (from 2013). Will G Hopkins

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study http://onlinestatbook.com/ A public domain on line stat multi media course (although to me it looks like an on line text book.) Includes the stat book in various forms, web, interactive on itunes, mobile, pdf. From David Lane and others. No date given.

Probability and statistics EBook http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/socr/index.php/EBook

Statistics at square one http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/statistics-square-one From BMJ, an on line brief stat text, from 1997. Also see Epidemiology for the uninitiated http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/epidemiology-uninitiated

Statistics: power from data http://www.statcan.gc.ca/edu/power-pouvoir/toc-tdm/5214718-eng.htm general on line stat book with chapters about data collection, processing, problems, presenting, analyzing. 2013

Stat Primer http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/gerstman/StatPrimer/ an on line public domain stat manual. Burt Gerstman, 2016.

SticiGui: Statistics Tools for Internet and Classroom Instruction with a Graphical User Interface http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/SticiGui/ includes a text book on basics and advanced basics. Philip B Stark, 2013

Statistical Thinking for Managerial Decisions http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/opre504.htm Professor Hossein Arsham, 2015

Usable Statistics http://www.usablestats.com/index.php Some statistical tutorials with graphical demos. The website also has questions and answers and you can ask your own questions. Last updated in 2016. The site owner, Jeff Sauro, is a Six Sigma Black-Belt trained statistical analyst, and also has a couple of interesting articles about completion rates and small samples, http://www.usablestats.com/about.php

**Sites listing other statistics sites**Betty Jung's Statistics page http://www.bettycjung.net/Statsites.htm has links to many stat sites, on a wide variety of topics.

Probability and Statistics Resources http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/R.htm Professor Hossein Arsham

StatSci http://www.statsci.org/index.html intended to be a stats portal