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Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists - John Townend

Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists


Published: 29th January 2002
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All students and researchers in environmental and biological sciences require statistical methods at some stage of their work. Many have a preconception that statistics are difficult and unpleasant and find that the textbooks available are difficult to understand.<br> <br> Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists provides a concise, user-friendly, non-technical introduction to statistics. The book covers planning and designing an experiment, how to analyse and present data, and the limitations and assumptions of each statistical method. The text does not refer to a specific computer package but descriptions of how to carry out the tests and interpret the results are based on the approaches used by most of the commonly used packages, e.g. Excel, MINITAB and SPSS. Formulae are kept to a minimum and relevant examples are included throughout the text.

"The reassuring tone and straightforward approach of the book wouldbe a useful guide..." (Biochemistry and MolecularEducation, July/August 2002)

..".covers the basics of designing an experiment/survey, dataanalysis and presentation, and specific methods." (SciTech BookNews, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)

..".a good and clear exposition of basic statisticaltechniques..." (Biometrics, December 2002)

..".This no-nonsense approach to elementary statisticsshould get you or your student started..." (European Journal ofSoil Science, March 2003)

..".This book provides a concise, userfriendly, non-technical introduction to statistics." (Metrohm Information, Vol.32, No.1, 2003)




A Brief Tutorial on Statistics

Before You Start

Designing an Experiment or Survey

Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Presentation

Common Assumptions or Requirements of Data for Statistical Tests


t-tests and F-tests

Analysis of Variance

Correlation and Regression

Mulitvariate ANOVA

Repeated Measures

Chi-square Tests

Non-parametric Tests

Principal Component Analysis

Cluster Analysis




ISBN: 9780471496656
ISBN-10: 0471496650
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 29th January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 16.87  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1