BioStats Basics: A Student Handbook

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Macmillan, 2002 - Medical - 422 pages
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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
Glossary
405
Index
419
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JAMES L. GOULD, Princeton University.

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