Even though an understanding of experimental design and statistics is central to modern biology, undergraduate and graduate students studying biological subjects often lack confidence in their numerical abilities. Allaying the anxieties of students, Introduction to Statistics for Biology, Third Edition provides a painless introduction to the subject while demonstrating the importance of statistics in contemporary biological studies.
New to the Third Edition
Using Minitab throughout to present practical examples, the authors emphasize the interpretation of computer output. With its nontechnical approach and practical advice, this student-friendly introductory text lays the foundation for the advanced study of statistical analysis.
Table of Contents
How Long Is a Worm? Confidence Intervals. Comparing things: Two Sample Tests. Planning an Experiment. Partitioning Variation and Constructing a Model. Analyzing Your Results-Is There Anything There?. Interpreting Your Analysis: From Hypothesis Testing to Biological Meaning. Relating One Variable to Another. Categorical Data. Ranks and Scores: Nonparametric Tests. Managing Your Project. Appendices. Index.
"With its non-technical approach and practical advice, this accessible to students introductory text lays the foundation for more advanced study of statistical analysis and biometry. I strongly recommend this excellent text to all undergraduate students in the biological sciences."
—Journal of the Royal Statistical Society