Joseph Schmuller, PhD is a veteran of over 25 years in Information Technology. He is the author of several books on computing, including the three editions of Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours (SAMS), and the three prior editions of Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies. He has created online coursework for Lynda.com, and he has written numerous articles on advanced technology. From 1991 through 1997, he was Editor-in-Chief of PC AI magazine.
He is a former member of the American Statistical Association, and he has taught statistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He holds a B.S. from Brooklyn College, an M.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a PhD. from the University of Wisconsin, all in psychology. He and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida, where he is a Research Scholar at the University of North Florida.
In loving memory of my wonderful mother, Sara Riba Schmuller, who first showed me how to work with numbers, and taught me the skills to write about them.
As I said in the first three editions, writing a For Dummies book is an incredible amount of fun. You get to express yourself in a friendly, conversational way, and you get to throw in some humor, too. To write one more edition is a wonderful quadfecta (yes, that’s a word!). I worked again with a terrific team at Wiley. Acquisitions Editor Katie Mohr initiated this effort. Project Editor Paul Levesque has been sensational throughout: ...