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Statistics and scientific method : an introduction for students and researchers

Author: Peter Diggle; Amanda Chetwynd
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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"Most introductory statistics text-books are written either in a highly mathematical style for an intended readership of mathematics undergraduate students, or in a recipe-book style for an intended audience of non-mathematically inclined undergraduate or postgraduate students, typically in a single discipline; hence, "statistics for biologists", "statistics for psychologists", and so on. An antidote to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Diggle; Amanda Chetwynd
ISBN: 9780199543199 0199543194 9780199543182 0199543186
OCLC Number: 694832811
Description: xiii, 172 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Overview : investigating Newton's law --
Uncertainty : variation, probability and inference --
Exploratory data analysis : gene expression microarrays --
Experimental design : agricultural field experiments and clinical trials --
Simple comparative experiments : comparing drug treatments for chronic asthmatics --
Statistical modelling : the effect of trace pollutants on plant growth --
Survival analysis : living with kidney failure --
Time series analysis : predicting fluctuations in daily maximum temperatures --
Spatial statistics : monitoring air pollution --
Appendix : the R computing environment.
Responsibility: Peter J. Diggle and Amanda G. Chetwynd.
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