Experimenters: Here's to Better Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(6), 457–459. Reviews the book, Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building by George E. P. Box, William G. Hunter, and J. Stuart Hunter (1978). This book is written for those who collect data and try to make sense of them. The book's primary purpose is to introduce the reader to the philosophy of experimentation and the part that statistics plays in experiments. Although the book is primarily intended as a text, the authors have tried to keep in mind the reader who might use it for self-instruction or as a reference. The book is written to be read by people who have had no previous background in statistics, however, it should also be read by individuals who have had some previous background in mathematical or applied statistics. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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