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Statistics for terrified biologists

Author: H F Van Emden
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
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"The typical biology student is "hardwired" to be wary of any tasks involving the application of mathematics and statistical analyses, but the plain fact is much of biology requires interpretation of experimental data through the use of statistical methods. This unique textbook aims to demystify statistical formulae for the average biology student. Written in a lively and engaging style, Statistics for Terrified  Read more...
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Van Emden, H. F. (Helmut Fritz).
Statistics for terrified biologists.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(DLC) 2007038533
(OCoLC)156816234
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H F Van Emden
ISBN: 9781444300390 1444300393
OCLC Number: 317778677
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: How to use this book --
Introduction --
Summarizing variation --
When are sums of squares NOT sums of squares? --
The normal distribution --
The relevance of the normal distribution to biological data --
Further calculations from the normal distribution --
The t-test --
One tail or two? --
Analysis of variance: What is it? How does it work? --
Experimental designs for analysis of variance --
Introduction to factorial experiments --
2-Factor factorial experiments --
Factorial experiments with more than two factors --
Factorial experiments with split plots --
The t-test in the analysis of variance --
Linear regression and correlation --
Chi-square tests --
Nonparametric methods (what are they?).
Responsibility: Helmut F. van Emden.
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