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Textbook: Collaborative Statistics

Authors: Illowsky and Dean
Textbook URL: https://cnx.org/contents/5e0744f9-9e79-4348-9237-ed012213a2d6@40.9
Reviewer: Dr. Warren Schonfeld

*Average of all chapters. Maximum rating is 5.0. Reviewer's Comments
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.

 
Textbook: Collaborative Statistics

Authors: Illowsky and Dean
Textbook URL: https://cnx.org/contents/5e0744f9-9e79-4348-9237-ed012213a2d6@40.9
Reviewer: Dr. Miriam Masullo, SUNY-Purchase College

*Average of all chapters. Maximum rating is 5.0. Reviewer's Comments
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.

 
Textbook: Collaborative Statistics (version modified by Bloom)

Author(s): Illowsky, Dean and Bloom
Textbook URL: http://cnx.org/contents/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :tDkvWHL4@4/Collaborative-Statistics-custo 
Reviewer: Dr. Gary Popoli, Adjunct Professor of Psychology

*Average of all chapters. Maximum rating is 5.0. Reviewer's Comments
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.

 
Textbook: Getting Started With SPSS

Author: OpenLearn
Textbook URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/getting-started-spss/content-section-0 
Reviewer: Gary Popoli, Ph.D.; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Harford Community College
Review Date: February 2012

getting-started-with-spss-chart *Average of all chapters. Maximum rating is 5.0 Reviewer's Comments
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.

 
Textbook: Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

Author: Lane, et al.
Textbook URL: http://onlinestatbook.com/
Reviewer: Rob Knight, Math Professor, Evergreen Valley College

*Average of all chapters. Maximum rating is 5.0. Reviewer's Comments
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.