Statistics for Humanities was developed by John Canning, Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Brighton. It was mostly written when he was Senior Academic Coordinator at the LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies at the University of Southampton. The work was funded through a British Academy grant. Just 15% of students in England study mathematics beyond GCSE level. However, many of this non-mathematics studying majority find that they need for mathematical skills for the advanced study of other subjects, including humanities and social science subjects at school or university or in their job. Without mathematical, and in particular statistical skills whole areas of the social sciences and humanities are inaccessible to research students and future academics.