The book's contents are excellent. Especially for the factorial MANOVA related work I am doing for my dissertation. The best examples I've seen for non-statisticians. The contents are 5-star.
Unfortunately, the problem is the print quality is not good (some of the pages look like photo-copies, seriously), and the binding is horrible. Pages come out or were not glued to the spine to begin with.
I returned it because 6 pages were loose and fell out as I took the book out of the shipping box. Amazon sent a new replacement... and guess what? The second version was even worse, with 12 loose pages that came out of the binding. I'm returning the replacement for hopefully a good quality replacement. If the 3rd one is also poor quality, then I'll try the Kindle version out of desperation...
How can a book, which costs over $250, have loose pages?
According to the copyright info, the book was printed in America, by Pearson Prentice Hall publishing. Pearson used to produce quality products. I recommend avoiding this mess unless you really need it for a course. It's too expensive for such a shoddy product.
If you do buy it, I recommend you manually check each page to make sure they are properly glued to the binding. If not -- then replace it. Eventually, if enough people return this book, maybe Amazon will force the publisher to print quality editions. Good luck.
- Paperback: 740 pages
- Publisher: P&C Business; 7 edition (27 July 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 129202190X
- ISBN-13: 978-1292021904
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.3 x 27.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 395,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)