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Introductory Statistics for Biology : Institute of Biology's Studies in Biology - R. E. Parker

Introductory Statistics for Biology

Institute of Biology's Studies in Biology

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Published: 2nd December 1991
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This introductory text presents the use of statistical methods as an integral part of biological investigation, yet one whose superficial complexities have deterred many biologists from using them. The author argues that the difficulties, such as they are, do not lie in mathematical manipulation, but in grasping a few simple, but unfamiliar concepts. He emphasizes the need for precisely defining problems and for careful selection of the most appropriate methods - a wide range of which are described and illustrated. Each chapter ends with a set of problems which are intended to help the student gain practical experience. No previous knowledge is assumed, and the student is encouraged to develop a competent and critical approach to analysing numerical data. In this second edition, the scope of the book has been extended, problems have been solved in a more satisfactory way, and a greater number of illustrative examples have been added.

General preface to the series
How to use this book
Probability and statistics
Continuous distributions: confidence limits
Continuous distributions: tests of significance
Discontinuous distributions: binomial distribution
Discontinuous distributions: poisson distribution
Analysis of frequencies: single classification
Analysis of frequencies: double classification
Interrelationships of quantitative variables
Analysis of variance: single classification
Analysis of variance: double classification
Solutions to problems
Selected statistical tables
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ISBN: 9780521427784
ISBN-10: 0521427789
Series: Institute of Biology's Studies in Biology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 2nd December 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.79
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised