The design and analysis of biological experiments, and the subsequent successful handling of the large amounts of data generated requires a good working knowledge of statistical principles if worthwhile, reliable results are to be obtained. This readable, practical book presents those principles by careful analysis of familiar experiments, using as few sets of data as possible to yield maximum information. The reader is encouraged to pigeon-hole data into one of four basic categories: measurements, proportions, counts or ranks. Starting very simply, Professor Wardlaw first explains how to summarise, analyse and investigate the difference between groups. Moving on logically, and in well-defined stages he advises on progressively more complex analysis techniques, describing all of the standard methods for reduction of data and commonly used tests of significance; when appropriate, the reader is advised to consult a professional statistician. Written by a biologist with some 30 years experience of applying statistical procedures to experimental systems, the emphasis throughout is on practical problem solving; the central message being that this is most efficiently achieved by building statistical procedures into experiments at the beginning, rather than trying to use them as number crunching exercises at the end.
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A good working knowledge of statistical principles is needed for both the design and analysis of biological experiments and the subsequent handling of the large amounts of data generated if worthwhile, reliable conclusions are to be reached.
Practical Statistics for Experimental Biologists, Second Edition provides biologists with a user-friendly, non-technical introduction to the basics of statistics. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate:
* Worked examples and printouts from MINITAB
* Relevant case studies and applications
* Further Notes sections for background explanations
Written by a biologist with extensive experience of applying statistical procedures to experimental systems, this book will be invaluable to undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, botany, zoology, physiology, pharmacology and pharmacy.
Reviews of the First Edition
"...strongly recommended as the current first choice both for students and established research workers" Society for General Microbiology Quarterly
"...the book is refreshingly free from jargon, is well illustrated and is to be recommended." Trends in Biochemical Sciences
"It is written in an easy style, and can be thoroughly recommended..." Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
Alastair C. Wardlaw, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, University of Glasgow, UK
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Descrizione libro John Wiley & Sons, 1985. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0471907383
Descrizione libro Wiley, 1985. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0471907383