"Sandra Schlotzhauer's Elementary Statistics Using JMP provides a guide for doing what the title promises, getting basic statistical analyses from JMP. The book begins with descriptions of getting data into JMP, progresses through graphical and data summary methods, and moves into topics of statistical inference. Later chapters show analysis of variance and regression analysis. She clearly describes how to use the multitude of tools available in JMP in a way that takes the guesswork out of the software. The book is consistent in showing the right amount of material to get readers out of the woods, but not overwhelm them with details. Her long experience with using JMP in the real world is reflected by the presentation of the techniques that every data analyst needs. Elementary Statistics Using JMP will be useful for practical statistical analysis and also as a companion to statistical text books for college and university courses."
Ramon C. Littell, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics
"This book is a great overview of the use of JMP software to perform elementary statistical methods. It is packed with examples and takes the reader through the step-by-step menu clicks necessary to execute each analysis task. This book would be an excellent companion to the main text in an elementary statistics course in which JMP software was available to the students. It would also be of use to a wide range of researchers and scientists, both in academia and industry, who need to perform elementary statistical analyses on their data. One of the greatest strengths of the approach used in this book is that the reader gets an explanation of each statistical method, along with a contrast of the method with other similar statistical methods. This presentation strategy prevents the JMP user from applying statistical analysis techniques incorrectly.
I would highly recommend this book to JMP users, and to those interested in learning JMP to analyze data. The book's contents are widely applicable to data in a number of research fields. "
Dennis W. King, Ph.D.
STATKING Consulting, Inc.
"This book is a great tool for learning both statistics and JMP simultaneously. It could have also been titled "Elementary JMP Using Statistics." This book is ideal for those wanting to learn the power of JMP, along with learning the power of statistical data analyses. This book, used in conjunction with the powerful graphical features of JMP, will provide the reader the knowledge necessary to move to data-based decision making. It is a must for those who have data they'd like to analyze but don't know where to start."
Don Lifke, Certified Black Belt
Corporate Lean Six Sigma Office
Sandia National Laboratories
"This is a wonderful book. The prose is clear and uncluttered. I found it easy and fun to read. It would work as an introduction, as well as a guide for using JMP in data analysis courses beyond the introductory level. The summaries for each section and for each chapter are a really good idea, and the summaries of JMP steps for every operation discussed in a chapter is an even better idea. These are exactly what a software reference book needs. Users can find what they need without having to review the entire chapter. The author is to be congratulated on this material. I also liked the author's grasp of the logic of data analysis. The steps followed an order that I found intuitively satisfying, with no loose ends left hanging."
University of Manitoba