James O. Aldrich (Doctor of Public Administration, University of Laverne) is a retired lecturer on statistics and research methods at California State University, Northridge. He has served as principal investigator and codirector of a National Cancer Institute research project. He held the appointment of Instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine. He has served on various committees for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Statistical Association and has taught biostatistics, epidemiology, social statistics, and research methods courses for 20 years. The primary statistical software used for his coursework has been SPSS. James has recently coauthored the book Using SPSS: An Interactive and Hands-on Approach which was published in July 2011 by Sage Publications.
James B.nbsp;Cunningham (PhD innbsp;Science Education, Syracuse University) is Professor Emeritus of Science and Computer Education and former chair of the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Northridge. Formerly chair of the Departments of Science and Mathematics in Washington State high schools, he is author of Teaching Metrics Simplified and co-author of BASIC for Teachers, Authoring Educational Software, Hands-On Physics Activities With Real-Life Applications, and Hands-On Chemistry Activities With Real-Life Applications.nbsp;He used SPSS extensively during his tenure as director of the Credential Evaluation Unit in the College of Education. He is currently a Fellow in the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge.