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Statistics for biologists

Author: D J Finney
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1980.
Series: Science paperbacks, 162.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Introduces the principles of statistics concentrating on the underlying reasoning rather than on mathematical development or detailed instruction in technique. Emphasis is placed on developing a sound logical basis for quantitative inference and experimental design in practical biological problems"--Publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finney, D.J. (David John).
Statistics for biologists.
London ; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1980
(OCoLC)557690473
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J Finney
ISBN: 0412215403 9780412215407
OCLC Number: 7121114
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 165 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Problems, data, questions --
2. Probability and other definitions --
3. Combining probabilities --
4. Significance, binomials, and [chi]² --
5. Continuous varieties --
6. Inference on means ; the normal distribution --
7. Unknown variance ; the t-distribution --
8. Design of experiments --
9. Comparisons between means --
10. Additional topics.
Series Title: Science paperbacks, 162.
Responsibility: D.J. Finney.

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This book has grown from nine hours oflectures, and about the same time in tutorial classes, that attempt to give first-year students of biology some understanding of statistics.  Read more...

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