Exploring Statistics: Tales of Distributions (12th edition) by Chris Spatz

Exploring Statistics: Tales of Distributions



About the Author: Chris Spatz, Ph.D.


Chris Spatz is at Hendrix College where he twice served as chair of the Psychology Department. Dr. Spatz's undergraduate education was at Hendrix and his PhD in experimental psychology is from Tulane University in New Orleans. He subsequently completed postdoctoral fellowships in animal behavior at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. Before returning to Hendrix to teach, Spatz held positions at The University of the South and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.


Spatz served as a reviewer for the journal Teaching of Psychology for more than 20 years. He co-authored a research methods textbook, wrote several chapters for edited books, and was a section editor for the Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science.


In addition to writing and publishing, Dr. Spatz enjoys the outdoors, especially canoeing, camping, and gardening. He swims several times a week (mode = 3). Spatz has been an opponent of high textbook prices for years, and he is happy to be part of a new wave of authors who provide high-quality textbooks to students at affordable prices.

Chris Spatz, Ph.D.

Coming Soon!

The 13th Edition of Exploring Statistics is expected in Fall 2023. The new edition of this great book will still be the same clear, understandable, narrative-style text at an affordable price, but updated to keep up with an ever-changing field. Dr. Spatz has added three new co-authors for this upcoming edition who will add their voices and 49 years of undergraduate statistics teaching experience to the new edition. Dr. Marc Sestir, from the University of Central Arkansas, and Dr. Lindsay Kennedy and Dr. Jennifer Peszka, from Hendrix College, are looking forward to joining Chris to help students begin Exploring Statistics


Exploring Statistics: Tales of Distributions

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