Using Statistics to Understand the Environment covers all the basic tests required for environmental practicals and projects and points the way to the more advanced techniques that may be needed in more complex research designs. Following an introduction to project design, the book covers methods to describe data, to examine differences between samples, and to identify relationships and associations between variables.
Featuring: worked examples covering a wide range of environmental topics, drawings and icons, chapter summaries, a glossary of statistical terms and a further reading section, this book focuses on the needs of the researcher rather than on the mathematics behind the tests.
'Learning statistics appeals to few undergraduates, but this carfully planned book will help to make the task as painless as possible. Wheater and Cook have written a statistics textbook that is accessible both conceptually and mathematically Using Statistics to Understand the Environment will help students to overcome any mathematical qualms they may have, and encourage them to design effective and interesting research projects.' - Holocene Book Reviews