Statistical Methods in Biology / Edition 3

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Generations of biologists have relied upon this useful book, which presents the basic concepts of statistics lucidly and convincingly. It recognises that students must be aware of when to use the standard techniques and how to apply the results they obtain. The reasoning behind the more important procedures is carefully explained. Since many biologists do not have a strong mathematical background, the arguments are gauged in terms which can be easily understood by those with only an elementary knowledge of algebra. Unlike many other introductory books, mathematical derivations are avoided and formulae are only used as a convenient shorthand. Although the subject is presented with great simplicity, the coverage is wide and will satisfy the needs of those working in many disciplines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521470322
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Variability and frequency distributions 7
3 Estimation, standard errors and confidence limits 24
4 The basic idea of a significance test 31
5 Simple significance tests based on the normal distribution 38
6 The use of t-tests for small samples 50
7 Contingency tables and [actual symbol not reproducible] 61
8 [actual symbol not reproducible] of goodness-of-fit and homogeneity 77
9 The correlation of measurements 89
10 Regression analysis 104
11 Simple experimental design and the analysis of variance 115
12 Introduction to factorial experiments 134
13 Random samples and random numbers 146
14 Partial correlation and multiple regression 156
15 Non-parametric and distribution-free tests 172
16 Notes on numerical calculation, calculators and computers 190
Suggestions for more advanced reading 203
Summary of statistical formulae 204
Appendix tables 242
Index 252
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