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# Statistics Explained

### Hardcover

Published: 2nd August 2012
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An understanding of statistics and experimental design is essential for life science studies, but many students lack a mathematical background and some even dread taking an introductory statistics course. Using a refreshingly clear and encouraging reader-friendly approach, this book helps students understand how to choose, carry out, interpret and report the results of complex statistical analyses, critically evaluate the design of experiments and proceed to more advanced material. Taking a straightforward conceptual approach, it is specifically designed to foster understanding, demystify difficult concepts and encourage the unsure. Even complex topics are explained clearly, using a pictorial approach with a minimum of formulae and terminology. Examples of tests included throughout are kept simple by using small data sets. In addition, end-of-chapter exercises, new to this edition, allow self-testing. Handy diagnostic tables help students choose the right test for their work and remain a useful refresher tool for postgraduates.

 Preface Introduction Doing science: hypotheses, experiments and disproof Collecting and displaying data Introductory concepts of experimental design Doing science responsibly and ethically Probability helps you make a decision about your results Probability explained Using the normal distribution to make statistical decisions Comparing the means of one and two samples of normally distributed data Type 1 and Type 2 error, power and sample size Single factor analysis of variance Multiple comparisons after ANOVA Two-factor analysis of variance Important assumptions of analysis of variance, transformations and a test for equality of variances More complex ANOVA Relationships between variables: correlation and regression Regression Analysis of covariance Non-parametric statistics Non-parametric tests for nominal scale data Non-parametric tests for ratio, interval or ordinal scale data Introductory concepts of multivariate analysis Choosing a test Appendix:critical values of chi-square, t and F References Index Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781107005518
ISBN-10: 1107005515
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 2nd August 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised