ACM Computing Reviews Review #: CR129850, July 26, 2004.
Usually, the authors of these kinds of books pay insufficient heed to
the simple principle that the reader needs to understand the overall
purpose of the work being discussed, in order to best assimilate the
details. This book avoids that problem; starting with the introduction,
it emphasizes the importance of correct statistical work in the social and
behavioral sciences. ...This is not an easy book, but, despite the
complexity of the approach, it is a very important one for researchers,
social scientists, and, of course, graduate and post-graduate students in
various disciplines who understand that they must have strong skills in
statistics and mathematics. Students in particular will benefit from the
development of the formulas on almost every page in the second section of
the book....This will be an important book for anyone interested in
computational statistics; such readers must understand that there is
always a problem with any result of a statistical computer program, and
most of these problems are not known to the program's users.