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Practical Statistics for the Biological Sciences : Simple Pathways to Statistical Analyses - Stephen Ashcroft

Practical Statistics for the Biological Sciences

Simple Pathways to Statistical Analyses

Paperback Published: 18th December 2002
ISBN: 9780333960448
Number Of Pages: 168

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Practical Statistics for the Biological Sciences is a handbook of statistical methods for use by workers in the biological sciences at all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral researcher.
The book presents, in a clear and compact form, the most common statistical tests used in the biosciences. It provides a series of flow charts to help in selecting the appropriate test. Each test is described concisely and illustrated by worked examples.
The text is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing both Windows and Apple Macintosh versions of PractiStat, a new programme for statistical analysis. PractiStat can be used both as a teaching aid to work through the examples provided and as a valuable, easy to use tool for analysis of the users' own data. The programme provides a simple, intuitive interface and permits the application of the common statistical tests and procedures used by bioscientists.

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Basic concepts of statistics: An introduction to the science behind 'significantly different'p. 1
Descriptive statistics: Measures of central tendency and variabilityp. 17
Histograms and box plots: Using graphic plots to visualise data distributionsp. 30
Student's t-test: Comparing two samplesp. 41
The Mann-Whitney U-test: Comparing two samples using a non-parametric methodp. 49
The paired t-test: Comparing paired samplesp. 59
The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test: A non-parametric test for paired samplesp. 65
One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): Comparing the means of several groupsp. 71
Matched-samples ANOVA: Comparing several matched groupsp. 79
Multiple comparison tests: Post hoc methods for comparing the means of several groupsp. 85
The Kruskal-Wallis test: A non-parametric method for comparing the means of several groupsp. 100
The Friedman test: Comparing several matched samples using a non-parametric methodp. 105
Two-way ANOVA: Comparing several groups for the effects of two independent variablesp. 109
Correlation and regression: Establishing relationships between two variablesp. 116
The Chi-square tests: Hypothesis testing for categorical variablesp. 133
Useful statistics: Combining sems and calculating standard errors of differences, sums, ratios and productsp. 143
Critical values for Student's t-distributionp. 149
Critical values for Snedecor's F-testp. 150
Critical values for Mann-Whitney U-testp. 151
Critical values for F-distributionp. 152
Values of q for Tukey testp. 154
Critical values for Chi-square-distributionp. 155
Critical values for Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficientp. 156
Glossaryp. 157
Indexp. 164
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ISBN: 9780333960448
ISBN-10: 0333960440
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 18th December 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1

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