Applied Statistics for Marine Affairs Professionals

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This is the first statistics text to address the unique issues the Marine Affairs professional and student must confront. Marine and coastal resource management is unique in that problem solutions increasingly demand an interdisciplinary approach using data from both the social and natural sciences. This is the first statistics text that addresses marine resource problems using both non-parametric and parametric techniques in a non-intimidating fashion.

This is the first statistics text that addresses the unique issues the Marine Affairs professional and student must confront. Since so many of the problems faced by environmental managers are interdisciplinary, involving data and information from a host of disciplines including both natural and social sciences, this volume includes a selected number of both parametric and non-parametric statistical models. The selection of methods has been guided by the type of problems Marine Affairs professionals deal with on a day-to-day basis.

The text is written for the non-mathematical reader who may have little or no prior experience in statistics or advanced mathematics. Each chapter is divided into two sections, one which describes the method, followed by one or two fully worked out examples, and concludes with a lab for student use. This volume will be of value to students and professionals involved with the description, analysis, and evaluation of coastal and marine resource issues.

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Editorial Reviews

Based on material West marine affairs, U. of Rhode Island has developed for his students over many years. Compiles from the many standard statistics textbooks, those aspects and tools of statistics useful to marine affairs and coastal managers, and leaves out even some major areas that have no relevance. Assumes no background, or particular interest, in statistics or higher mathematics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275951726
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

NIELS WEST is a Professor in the Department of Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
1 Hypotheses, Theories and Models 1
2 Histograms 13
3 The Normal Curve: Statistical Moments 19
4 Z Scores and Confidence Intervals 29
5 Student t Test 35
6 One Sample Runs Test 41
7 Introduction to SAS 49
8 Binomial Test 61
9 Kolmogorov Smirnov Test 67
10 One Sample Chi Square Test 73
11 McNemar Test for Significant Change 77
12 Wilcox Signed Rank Test 83
13 Median Test 91
14 Extension of the Median Test 97
15 Spatial Statistics 103
16 Sampling 121
17 Spatial Sampling Techniques 127
18 Three-Dimensional Spatial Models 136
19 N x N Chi Square Contingency Analysis 148
20 Fisher's Exact Probability Test 153
21 Linkage Tree Analysis 157
22 Spearman Rank Non-Parametric Correlation 167
23 Kendall's Tau Correlation Coefficient 177
24 Pearson Product Moment Correlation 183
25 Partial Correlation 191
26 Multiple Correlation 199
27 Regression 205
28 Standard Error Lines 215
29 Factor Analysis 225
30 Network Analysis: Planar and Non-Planar Graphs 235
Appendix 249
Bibliography 277
Index 279
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