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Asking questions in biology : design, analysis, and presentation in practical work

Author: C J Barnard; Francis S Gilbert; Peter K McGregor
Publisher: Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex, England ; New York, NY : Longman Scientific & Technical, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An introduction, for life science students, to the skills of observation and enquiry. The text focuses on the process of enquiry - how to formulate hypotheses and predictions from raw information, how to design critical observations and experiments, and choosing appropriate analyses.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barnard, C.J. (Christopher John).
Asking questions in biology.
Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex, England ; New York, NY : Longman Scientific & Technical, 1993
(OCoLC)623168842
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Barnard; Francis S Gilbert; Peter K McGregor
ISBN: 0582088542 9780582088542
OCLC Number: 26973704
Description: ix, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: * DOING SCIENCE: Science as Asking Questions * Basic Considerations * The Skill of Asking Questions * Where do Questions Come From? * What This Book is About * ASKING QUESTIONS: Observation * Exploratory Analysis * Forming Hypotheses * Summary * ANSWERING QUESTIONS: Confirmatory Analysis * What is Statistical Significance * Significance Tests * Testing Hypotheses * Summary * PRESENTING INFORMATION: Presenting Figures and Tables * Presenting Results in the Text * Writing Reports * Summary
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