Statistical Methods is a two-volume textbook, currently in its 6th Edition. In addition to being well-written and user friendly, it is very comprehensive. The text includes numerous examples from many disciplines that illustrate applications of statistics. The examples and practice problems have been tested and verified for accuracy via exposure to over 8000 students and professionals. James R. Beatty has a PhD in both statistics and in psychology and has taught statistics and the applications of statistics in business schools for many years. He has a strong and varied background as a consultant in business, psychology, and statistics, both nationally and internationally. He has served numerous times on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, has been a Judge for the President's Quality Award, a Senior Examiner for the California Quality Awards, and a Judge for the California Quality Awards. These positions and his consulting and research experiences are integrated into the textbook, with an emphasis on the application of the Plan-Do-Check-Act process for problem-solving and decision-making.Text is well-structured, with guidelines and tools that help the user understand the inter-relationships among the topics presented. For example, there are extensive interrelated flowcharts in Chapter 8 of Volume 1 that help the user determine appropriate statistical tools for most applications. The user learns what questions to ask beforeBeatty, James R. is the author of 'Statistical Methods', published 2002 under ISBN 9780072461268 and ISBN 0072461268.