Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this book. Overall, the chapters are very readable and the material presented is consistent and appropriate for the course. A wide range of exercises introduces students of varied interests to a variety of applications. Graphics are both clear and complete in both the on-line and printed versions of the text.
Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this online book. It is definitely a good fit for any entry level statistics class in a four-year undergraduate program, either as backup review material or the primary reading material when combined with the courseware and teamwork. As a result of actually using this text for my class, I would not want to use any other book in a similar scenario.
Reviewer’s Summary Overall, this is a very well written book. I think this is an excellent book that could be used as a primary textbook for community college students. Most of the chapters are very clear and concise, and the material is presented in a very unified and understanding manner. My only concern is that some chapters are too advanced for the novice statistics student. The computations are too complex without having the actual tables and seeing exactly how the authors arrived at their solutions.
Reviewer’s Summary This textbook is recommended for first year Community College students, and is appropriate for Psychology and Behavioral Health majors. The book serves well as a brief introduction to SPSS, and is therefore an excellent supplementary text. It not only describes how to navigate in SPSS but it also some of the basic statistical analyses such as Descriptive Statistics, Independent t-tests, and Paired Sample t-tests. Its principal shortcoming is that the graphics are poor and difficult to see in some cases. Expanding the content to include some of the other statistical and graphical methods that one can perform with SPSS would be beneficial. Overall, it is a fine introduction.
Reviewer’s Summary This textbook is excellent. I would recommend it for all college levels. It is very readable and functional. The PDF file for each chapter section is easily available, complete, and printable. There’s a wealth of real life data and links to excellent data sources.