Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences: w/Student CD / Edition 1

Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences: w/Student CD / Edition 1

by Brigitte Baldi
ISBN-10:
1429218762
ISBN-13:
2901429218763
Pub. Date:
01/09/2008
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company

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Overview

Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences: w/Student CD / Edition 1

Over the past two decades, David Moore’s texts helped drive the evolution of statistics education from a focus on computation and formulas to an emphasis on how data are actually collected, analyzed, and interpreted by professionals in real-world settings. Now Brigitte Baldi and David Moore have produced a version of Moore’s bestselling brief introductory text, The Basic Practice of Statistics for students in the life sciences.

With its focus on life science data sets, examples, and exercises, The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences (PSLS) features the writing style and helpful pedagogy that have helped hundreds of thousands of students see the meaning and relevance of real-world statistics in action. Life science, nursing and allied health students with limited mathematical backgrounds will be able to utilize the same fundamental tools, techniques, and interpretive skills working statisticians rely on everyday. Examples and exercises are drawn from diverse areas of biology such as physiology, brain and behavior, health and medicine, nutrition, ecology, and microbiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901429218763
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 01/09/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 761
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

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Part I: Exploring Data
Exploring Data: Variables and Distributions

Chapter 1 Picturing Distributions with Graphs
Chapter 2 Describing Distributions with Numbers
Exploring Data: Relationships
Chapter 3 Scatterplots and Correlation
Chapter 4 Regression
Chapter 5 Two-Way Tables*
Chapter 6 Exploring Data: Part I Review

Part II: From Exploration to Inference
Producing Data
Chapter 7 Samples and Observational Studies
Chapter 8 Designing Experiments
Probability and Sampling Distributions
Chapter 9 Introducing Probability
Chapter 10 General Rules of Probability*
Chapter 11 The Normal Distributions
Chapter 12 Discrete Probability Distributions*
Chapter 13 Sampling Distributions
The Idea of Inference
Chapter 14 Introduction to Inference
Chapter 15 Inference in Practice
Chapter 16 From Exploration to Inference: Part II Review

Part III: Inference about Variables
Chapter 17 Inference about a Population Mean
Chapter 18 Two-Sample Problems
Chapter 19 Inference about a Population Proportion
Chapter 20 Comparing Two Proportions
Chapter 21 The Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
Inference about Relationships
Chapter 22 The Chi-Square Test for Two-Way Tables: Two Categorical Variables
Chapter 23 Inference for Regression
Chapter 24 One-Way Analysis of Variance: Comparing Several Means
Chapter 25 Inference: Part III Review

Part IV: Optional Companion Chapters (available on the PSLS CD and online)
Chapter 26 Beyond One-Way ANOVA: Follow-up Tests and Two-Way ANOVA
Chapter 27 Nonparametric Tests

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