Statistical Methods In Biology
bailey,Norman T.J
creator
text
Cambridge
Cambridge University Press
1995
3rd Edition
monographic
xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"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."--Jacket.
Variability and frequency distributions --
Estimation, standard errors and confidence limits --
The basic idea of a significance test --
Simple significance tests based on the normal distribution --
The use of t-tests for small samples --
Contingency tables and chi-squared --
Chi-squared tests of goodness-of-fit and homogeneity --
The correlation of measurements --
Regression analysis --
Simple experimental design and the analysis of variance --
Introduction to factorial experiments --
Random samples and random numbers --
Partial correlation and multiple regression --
Non-parametric and distribution-free tests --
Notes on numerical calculation, calculators and computers.
Included Index
Biometry
Biostatistik
Estatistica aplicada as ciencias biologicas
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