This user-friendly text demystifies statistics by helping students understand the rules of evidence and the logic behind those rules. The book is divided into three major units: Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, and Advanced Topics in Inferential Statistics. Students' academic success is reinforced with an extensive glossary, problems and test questions throughout the text, and a summary at the end of each chapter. Here's what's new in the Eighth Edition: Incorporation of SPSS throughout the text New "Spotlight on SPSS" boxes, detailing how to use SPSS to do each example shown New section on reading SPSS's scientific notation New section on SPSS's use of bootstrapping, jack-knifing, and the Monte Carlo method More emphasis on research strategies involved in forensic psychology and criminal justice New section on how the general linear model can be interpreted in the context of ANOVA New section on how to treat tie scores when doing the Spearman correlation New section on reading percentages and calculating per-capita rates INSTRUCTORS: DON'T MISS THIS GREAT VALUEPACK OPTION! SPSS for Windows Student VersionCD-ROM can be packaged with this text.Sprinthall, Richard C. is the author of 'Basic Statistical Analysis ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205495979 and ISBN 0205495974.