Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: An Introduction for the Life and Medical Sciences / Edition 1

Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: An Introduction for the Life and Medical Sciences / Edition 1

by Jackie Willis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470852747

ISBN-13: 9780470852743

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Data Analysis and Presentation Skills is an invaluable text allowing students to develop appropriate key skills when designing experiments, generating results, analysing data and ultimately presenting findings to academics and referees. Taking a hands-on approach, each of these key areas is introduced clearly and carefully, showing how to access and evaluate…  See more details below

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Data Analysis and Presentation Skills is an invaluable text allowing students to develop appropriate key skills when designing experiments, generating results, analysing data and ultimately presenting findings to academics and referees. Taking a hands-on approach, each of these key areas is introduced clearly and carefully, showing how to access and evaluate information using a variety of resources. Basic analytical theory is gradually introduced alongside practical applications to enhance student understanding. The reader is shown how to present data in charts using Microsoft Excel. Statistical analysis is carefully explained showing clearly how to manipulate data in spreadsheets and analyse the results using commonly used tests. A section is also included on the use of PowerPoint as well as giving advice on how to prepare a poster.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470852743
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.71(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

1Working in the Windows environment1
1.1Basic computing terms1
1.2Working in Windows2
1.3General functions in Microsoft applications6
2Researching and planning scientific investigations11
2.1Sources of information11
2.2Experimental design28
3Presenting scientific data35
3.1An introduction to Microsoft Excel35
3.2Presenting graphs and charts51
4Preliminary data analysis77
4.1Descriptive statistics77
4.2Frequency distributions86
4.3Correlation and linear regression92
5Statistical analysis107
5.1Selecting a statistical test107
5.2Statistical tests for two samples111
5.3Analysis of variance135
5.4The Chi-squared test148
6Presentational skills159
6.1Preparing for seminars159
6.2Using Microsoft PowerPoint162
6.3Poster presentations172

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