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Fielding faculty members Rae Newton and Kjell Rudestam publish the second edition of their best-selling book

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Thu, Sep 06, 2012

Your Statistical Consultant 2ed  resized 600Fielding Graduate University faculty members Rae Newton and Kjell Rudestam publish the second edition of their bestselling book, Your Statistical Consultant: Answers to Your Data Analysis Questions.

Your Statistical Consultant is an authentic alternative resource for describing, explaining, and making recommendations regarding thorny or confusing statistical issues. Written to be responsive to a wide range of inquiries and levels of expertise, this book is flexibly organized so readers can either read it sequentially or turn directly to the sections that correspond to their concerns and questions. Each chapter opens with a list of questions to be addressed, followed by an overview of the chapter. Key terms are bold-faced within the chapter and key points are italicized. Chapter headings are followed by detailed answers to questions, including conceptual explanations and clarifications of the use and nuances of a particular technique or issue. Examples and opinions of contemporary statistical experts are cited throughout the book.

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Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc; Second edition (September 4, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1412997593
ISBN-13: 978-1412997591

About the authors

KjellKjell Erik Rudestam is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. He was previously Professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Oregon. He is also author of Surviving Your Dissertation, 3rd ed. (also with Rae Newton), Handbook of Online Learning (with Judith Schoenholtz-Read), and seven other books, as well as numerous articles in professional journals on topics including suicide, psychotherapy, and family and organizational systems. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12), a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology (Clinical), and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Rae NewtonRae R. Newton is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at California State University Fullerton. He recently joined the faculty of the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University where he serves as a research consultant and statistical advisor to doctoral students and faculty. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed postdoctoral training in mental health measurement at Indiana University. His primary interests include longitudinal modeling of outcomes for high risk youth and foster care populations, family violence and graduate education. He is author, with Kjell Erik Rudestam, of Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process, now in its third edition. In semi-retirement he enjoys traveling with his wife in their RV and surfing throughout Mexico and Central America.

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