Welcome to the Companion Website

The SAGE edge site for Straightforward Statistics by Chieh-Chen Bowen offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.

Learning Statistics

Straightforward Statistics is written in plain language and connects material in a clear, logical manner to help students across the social and behavioral sciences develop a “big picture” understanding of foundational statistics. Each new chapter is purposefully connected with the previous chapter for a gradual accrual of knowledge from simple to more complex concepts—this effective, cumulative approach to statistics through logical transitions eases students into statistics and prepares them for success in more advanced quantitative coursework and their own research.


We gratefully acknowledge Chieh-Chen Bowen for writing an excellent text and for reviewing and creating assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Matthew Boone of CSU Ohio and Veena Kulkarni of Arkansas State University, for creating materials on this site.