In December of 2012, W.H. Freeman published “Stat 2: Building Models for a World of Data.”

The book was co-authored by members of the Statistics in the Liberal Arts Workshop (SLAW), a group of statisticians at liberal arts colleges that has been meeting annually since 1987.

Tom Moore founded this group with Rosemary Roberts of Bowdoin and he is one of the co-authors of the book. “The book is a project we had thought of for several years before finally beginning the writing of it about 5 years ago. We saw a niche for a textbook that would fill the needs of students who had taken an introductory statistics course and wanted or needed more. By focusing our presentation on statistical modeling, we give students a very powerful and flexible approach to dealing with the wide variety of data they will encounter in their future work.”

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