Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Principles & Methods of Statistical Analysis, by Jerome Frieman, Donald A. Saucier, and Stuart S. Miller. All the materials on this site are especially geared toward increasing your effectiveness teaching with this book and maximizing your students’ understanding of the material.

The Instructor’s Manual helps you use this book effectively. A detailed outline for each chapter is provided along with a description of the important concepts introduced, and alerts you to concepts your students may find difficult in that chapter. A table listing the procedures in the book that can be performed with Excel, JMP, SPSS, and StatKey is included. Differences in how these programs handle various computations are discussed.

Separate Manuals with detailed instructions and examples for using JMP, SPSS, and StatKey are provided along with data sets related to the research topics described in the text for these programs. A set of filled-in templates for use with Excel are also provided.

This unique intermediate/advanced statistics text uses real research on antisocial behaviors, such as cyberbullying, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, to help readers across the social and behavioral sciences understand the underlying theory behind statistical methods. By presenting examples and principles of statistics within the context of these timely issues, the text shows how the results of analyses can be used to answer research questions. New techniques for data analysis and a wide range of topics are covered, including how to deal with “messy data” and the importance of engaging in exploratory data analysis.


We gratefully acknowledge Jerome Frieman, Donald A. Saucier, and Stuart S. Miller for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Thomas Hancock and Evelyn Stratmoen for creating the ancillaries on this site.