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Author McCleery, Robin H., author

Title Introduction to statistics for biology / Robin H. McCleery, Trudy A. Watt, Tom Hart
Edition Third edition
Published Boca Raton : Chapman & Hall/CRC, [2007]


Description 1 online resource
Contents 1. How long is a worm? -- 2. Confidence intervals -- 3. Comparing things : two sample tests -- 4. Planning an experiment -- 5. Partitioning variation and constructing a model -- 6. Analysing your results : is there anything there? -- 7. Interpreting your analysis : from hypothesis testing to biological meaning -- 8. Relating one variable to another -- 9. Categorical data -- 10. Nonparametric tests -- 11. Managing your project
Summary This edition has been fully updated with new material on generalised linear models and nonparametric testing. It provides coverage of the fundamental problem of analysis of variance, and includes practical examples in MINITAB to illustrate the methods described. Even though an understanding of experimental design and statistics is central to modern biology, undergraduate and graduate students studying biological subjects often lack confidence in their numerical abilities. Allaying the anxieties of students, Introduction to Statistics for Biology, Third Edition provides a painless introduction to the subject while demonstrating the importance of statistics in contemporary biological studies.New to the Third EditionMore detailed explanation of the ideas of elementary probability to simplify the rationale behind hypothesis testing, before moving on to simple tests An emphasis on experimental design and data simulation prior to performing an experiment A general template for carrying out statistical tests from hypothesis to interpretation Worked examples and updated Minitab analyses and graphics A CD-ROM that contains a free trial version of MinitabUsing Minitab throughout to present practical examples, the authors emphasize the interpretation of computer output. With its nontechnical approach and practical advice, this student-friendly introductory text lays the foundation for the advanced study of statistical analysis
Notes Revised edition of: Introductory statistics for biology students / Trudy A. Watt. 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266) and index
Subject Biometry.
Probability & statistics.
Biology, life sciences.
Botany & plant sciences.
Maths for scientists.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Watt, T. A. (Trudy A.), author.
Hart, Tom, author
Watt, T. A. (Trudy A.). Introductory statistics for biology students
LC no. 2007061485
ISBN 9781420011524