In the second edition of this highly successful text, Steven R. Terrell engages the reader with humor and real-world case studies presented as mysteries to be solved.  This engaging text has been updated with new cases from a broad variety of fields including education, business, psychology, information systems and nursing.  This engaging text has been updated with the latest version of SPSS and new coverage of the multivariate analysis of variance. 

Steven R. Terrell prepares students and practitioners to become informed consumers of statistics so that they can make decision based on data and understand decisions others have made.  He identifies six simple steps and guides reads to master them - from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis; identifying independent and dependent variables; and selecting, computing and interpreting appropriate statistics tests. All techniques are demonstrated manually and with the help of the SPSS software.