Dr. Gary Sneddon


email: gary.sneddon@msvu.ca

Phone: 902-457 6261
Office: EV361

Research Interests: Statistics

Statistics is the art of turning data into information. Built on a mathematical foundation, statistics involves the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It is used in academic disciplines from the natural sciences and engineering to the social sciences and humanities and applications abound in government, business, and industry. We see statistics all around us on the internet, on television, in books, magazines, and newspapers as well as in academic journals. Every day we see charts and graphs, hear discussions of results from political surveys, and read about economic, sociological, and market research. A case can be made that every informed citizen needs a fundamental understanding of statistics. A demonstrable knowledge of statistics enhances career prospects and is vital for those going into any research program. The mathematics department offers both a minor and a concentration in applied statistics, and for those who wish to study the subject more deeply, our mathematics major includes additional courses specializing in statistics.