This book covers basic statistical methods. Although you will not be a full-fledged statistician after finishing Social Statistics Using MicroCase, you will know enough statistics to evaluate critically others’ uses of basic statistical techniques and to analyze data yourself. In other words, you’ll be both an informed consumer and a responsibleproducer of statistics. You will also be well-prepared to study more advanced statistics should you choose to do so. In short, you won’t learn everything about statistics from this text, but you will learn a lot.