# BioStats Basics: A Student Handbook

Macmillan, 2002 - Medical - 422 pages
BioStats Basics provides introductory-level biology students with a practical and accessible introduction to statistical research. Engaging and informal, the book avoids excessive theoretical and mathematical detail to focus on how core statistical methods are put to work in biology. Students learn the essentials in probability that enable skillful experiment design and the correct use of statistical tests. Everyday examples, are drawn from ecology, animal physiology, animal behavior, medicine, and other areas of biology, are used the clarify methods.   The accompanying Web site, www.whfreeman.com/gould is closely integrated with the text, providing crucial tutorials (explanations of tests alongside simulations) plus data analysis tools for completing the text’s exercises.

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### Contents

 Cause and Effect 1 Tests covered in 10 Data 13 Tests covered in 11 40 Tests covered in 3 Binomial Distributions 41 But Which One Is Different? 163 Hoary Extensions of the TwoWay ANOVA 169 Points to Remember 178
 Testing Unpaired TwoSample Data 222 More Than the Basics 232 Answers to Exercises 335 Statistics Labs 361 Selected Statistical Tables 369 13 372 139 388 189 395

 Categorical Data 189 Points to Remember 205 More Than the Basics 211