The analysis of biological data
- Michael C. Whitlock and Dolph Schluter.
- Second edition.
- New York, New York : W.H. Freeman and Company, 
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- Physical description
- xxxiii, 818 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
|QH323.5 .W48 2015||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 725-746) and index.
- PART 1. INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 1. Statistics and samples INTERLEAF 1 Biology and the history of statistics 2. Displaying data 3. Describing data 4. Estimating with uncertainty INTERLEAF 2 Pseudoreplication 5. Probability 6. Hypothesis testing INTERLEAF 3 Why statistical significance is not the same as biological importance PART 2. PROPORTIONS AND FREQUENCIES 7. Analyzing proportions INTERLEAF 4 Correlation does not require causation 8. Fitting probability models to frequency data INTERLEAF 5 Making a plan 9. Contingency analysis: associations between categorical variables PART 3. COMPARING NUMERICAL VALUES 10. The normal distribution INTERLEAF 6 Controls in medical studies 11. Inference for a normal population 12. Comparing two means INTERLEAF 7 Which test should I use? 13. Handling violations of assumptions 14. Designing experiments INTERLEAF 8 Data dredging 15. Comparing means of more than two groups INTERLEAF 9 Experimental and statistical mistakes PART 4. REGRESSION AND CORRELATION 16. Correlation between numerical variables INTERLEAF 10 Publication bias 17. Regression INTERLEAF 11 Using species as data points PART 5. MODERN STATISTICAL METHODS 18. Multiple explanatory variables 19. Computer-intensive methods 20. Likelihood 21. Meta-analysis: combining information from multiple studies.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Knowledge of statistics is essential in modern biology and medicine. Biologists and health professionals learn statistics best with real and interesting examples. The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition, by Whitlock and Schluter, teaches modern methods of statistics through the use of fascinating biological and medical cases. Readers consistently praise its clear and engaging writing and practical perspective. The second edition features over 200 new examples and problems. These include new calculation practice problems, which guide the student step by step through the methods, and a greater number of the examples and topics come from medical and human health research. Every chapter has been carefully edited for even greater clarity and ease of use. All the data sets, R scripts for all worked examples in the book, as well as many other teaching resources, are available to qualified instructors.
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