Who is G. David Garson, President, Statistical Associates Publishers?
Dave's biographical sketch is here. Please note that due to the Statistical Associates workload, Dave does not do consulting and does not have time to respond to requests for free consulting by email but welcomes helpful suggestions and correspondence on other topics.
I want to use these in class. How do I do it?
Please consider having students purchase via Amazon.com. So far these revenues only partially cover expenses, so we deeply appreciate those who do. The e-books are modestly priced at a fraction of those of commercial publishers. T
However, faculty members who have a registered copy of a title may give it free to their students PROVIDED students are informed that this is copyrighted material. Neither the instructor nor students are allowed to post the ebook to an internet website or otherwise redistibute the book outside of immediate use in the classroom of the registered faculty member.
You can obtain free Kindle for PC or for other devices from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sa_menu_karl?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771
A tutorial on installing and using Kindle for PC is at http://www.statisticalassociates.com/kindlehowto.pdf
How does site license purchase by my library work?
We have discontinued our site license program for libraries. We license free only to named individual instructors who have registered for a particular book title..
How does purchase of the entire SA library work work?
We have discontinued sales of the DVD with all titles.
I can't find your ebook on Kindle/Amazon. What do I do?
How do I use Kindle/Amazon e-books I buy?
It is not necessary to own a Kindle as there is a free Kindle Reader app for almost all devices. Click here for an illustrated tutorial. If you do not have a free Kindle Reader app on your device, click here.
How do I make the images larger?
For Kindle users, I added this to the FAQ page: How do I make the images larger? If you are using a Kindle device such as Kindle Fire, click on the image to make it appear in its own screen and/or use the "Scale Up" icon or the F6 key. There is also a "Scale Down" icon (F5). If you are using Kindle for PC, click on the "Full Screen" icon.
Why do you have password-protected material rather than the usual website?
We have discontinued password protection. If you have a password-protected copy, you should register for a new pdf version, which will come without password protection.
However, the main reason for the former policy was piracy. By reposting without permission on other websites we do not control, out-dated and even erroneous material is on the web, constituting a disservice to readers and to us. A secondary reason is that passwords, by requiring registration, allow us to know where our material is used and gives readers the opportunity to make comments, which we value.
How do I use the free pdf e-books?
When you register, you will get a link to download the free pdf copy you have requested.
Why is there a delay in getting pdf ebooks?
While e-books are still free, we do not have funds to hire processing staff. Delay is a price readers pay for free e-books. Sometimes download links are sent the same hour, but when the office is closed for vacation it could take two weeks. In nearly all other cases, pdf book links are sent within two business days. Alternatively, some e-books are available instantly by purchasing them from Kindle on Amazon.com.
Why do you use the e-book format rather than html pages?
For bibliographic purposes, the e-book format allows citation by title, publisher, year, and page. This is to encourage citation of our work, just as you would cite any other book.
For instructional purposes, the e-book format carries page numbers, important when students are following along with pdf versions in class and when students have questions about topics within the e-book. It is also useful when readers are providing feedback to the publisher.
Can I author an e-book with Statistical Associates Publishers?
No. We have discontinued the external author program.
What are your peer review panels?
When a major revision of a topic is planned, members of the peer review board are solicited for input. It is our plan that all our products are peer reviewed. This improves our content and is valuable to authors as well. Peer reviewers have the satisfaction of contributing to the profession and receive the latest reviewed e-books for their own use. If you are interested, check the appropriate box on the registration form. Please enter your full name and the name of your educational or other institution. The peer review board is open to faculty and graduate students. Alternatively, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing a statement of your qualifications and interests. Checking the peer review board checkbox or sending a letter is an expression of interest; appointment to the peer review board and listing occurs when the first peer review occurs. Your service will be appropriately listed on our website.
What is your editorial board?
We hope to recruit enough established faculty and researchers to help guide our editorial policies. Like other editorial boards, membership is partly honorific but we are seeking professionals who will actively provide constructive advice from time to time and who will help grow our publishing company. If you are interested, check the appropriate box on the registration form. Please enter your full name and the name of your educational or other institution. The editorial board is open to faculty only. Alternatively, write to email@example.com, providing a statement of your qualifications and interests. Checking the editorial board checkbox or sending a letter is an expression of interest; appointment to the editorial board and listing occurs when you receive an appointment letter.Your service will be appropriately listed on our website.
Why do you use a larger font?
We often use a font size of 14 rather than 12. This is intentional, based on research which shows that larger font not only improves reading but also improves learning as well. In addition, of course, it aids those with vision impairment. Smaller font size was necessary due to per-page printing costs when books were printed, but this constraint is no longer necessary. Also, if you want small print, you can just reduce the size in software (in most applications, control-minus and control-plus adjust size).
Why are there no indexes?
With e-books, it is much more efficient to search for keywords using the built-in digital search feature. Hold the control key down, press F (for Find), enter your search term.
Are there ISBN numbers?
All editions have ISBN numbers and are listed in Bowker's "Books in Print." Also, e-books published through Kindle/Amazon have ASIN numbers, an e-book equivalent. It is not necessary to know the ISBN number or ASIN number to order from us directly or from Amazon/Kindle.
What happened to the old website and how does this new one work?
Older versions of many of the materials found at http://www.statisticalassociates.com were formerly located at the "Statnotes" website founded by G. David Garson and used by over a million people around the globe. The Statistical Associates website replaces and expands upon Statnotes, long since defunct.