Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology

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9780131955844: Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology

Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology puts statistics into context to show biology students the relevance of statistical analysis. It covers all the statistical tests a biology student would need throughout their study; demonstrates their uses and rationale; and describes how to perform them using both a calculator and the SPSS computer package. All of this is done in the context of biological examples so students can understand why they need statistics and how to get the most out of them throughout the course of their study. It also covers experimental design and shows students how to present their statistical data.

 

The author has developed an innovative decision chart for statistical tests which directs students to the tests they need to perform depending on the analysis they are working on.

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The ability to expertly analyse statistical data is a crucial skill in the biological sciences it is fundamental to fully understanding what your experiments are actually telling you.

Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology gives you everything you need to master the often overlooked subject of statistical analysis. Written in a straight-forward and easy to understand style it presents all of the tests you will need throughout your studies, and shows you how to select the right tests to get the most out of your experiments. All of this is done in the context of biological examples so you can see just how relevant a skill this is, and how becoming fully proficient will make you a more rounded scientist.

Key features

  • Innovative decision chart guides you to the correct statistical test
  • Clear, concise coverage of essential concepts
  • Self assessment exercises improve your confidence in using numbers
  • Covers experimental design and shows you how to present your data
  • Straightforward explanations with a minimum of equations

·        Step by step instructions on how to carry out statistical tests on both a calculator and computer packages

New to this edition

  • New coverage of non-parametric tests
  • New chapters covering distribution of data and carrying out transformations
  • Extended coverage of analysis of variance to examine repeated measures and two-way ANOVA

·        Minitab replaced by SPSS (version 13) throughout the book, with a separate, complete guide to SPSS also available online.

This book is the ideal companion for biologists at all levels: as a text for undergraduate students; as a self-study guide; or as a laboratory handbook for the working biologist.

Roland Ennos is a Reader in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Manchester University where he teaches Biomathematics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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