For me the comprehensive nature of the text is most important – even when I don’t cover topics in class students gain value by being able to read about cluster analysis or ROC analysis in enough detail that they can conduct their own analyses. Students appreciate the integration with SPSS. There is an appropriate balance of “practice” and background so that students learn what they need to know about the techniques but also learn how to implement and interpret the analysis. (E. Kevin Kelloway, Saint Mary's University)
The key strengths are its clearly written explanations of OLS regression and logistic regression as well as its treatment of path analysis. (Andrew Jorgenson, University of Utah)
The comprehensive nature of the topics presented and the numerous figures and charts. (Marie Kraska, Ph.D., Auburn University 2012-06-01)
Organization is excellent. (Thomas J. Keil, Arizona State University)
Well written and accessible. I find the additional readings at the end of the chapters to be valuable and have tracked down several of the sources for my own personal use. (Glenn J. Hansen, University of Oklahoma)
My students think the book is well written and the language is easy for them to understand (Xiaofen Deng Keating, The University of Texas at Austin)
About the Author
Larry Meyers earned his doctorate in Experimental Psychology, and has been a Professor in the Psychology Department at California State University, Sacramento for a number of years. He supervises research students and teaches research design courses as well as history of psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His areas of expertise include test development and validation.
Glenn Gamst is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of La Verne, where he teaches the doctoral advanced statistics sequence. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in experimental psychology. His research interests include the effects of multicultural variables on clinical outcome. Additional research interests focus conversation memory and discourse processing.
A.J. Guarino received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in statistics and research methodologies from the Department of Educational Psychology. He is professor of biostatistics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions. He is the statistician on numerous NIH grants and reviewer on several research journals.