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Practical Statistics for the Biological Sciences
Simple Pathways to Statistical Analyses
 
 
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18 Dec 2002
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Practical Statistics for the Biological Sciences is a handbook of statistical methods for use by workers in the biological sciences at all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral researcher.
The book presents, in a clear and compact form, the most common statistical tests used in the biosciences. It provides a series of flow charts to help in selecting the appropriate test. Each test is described concisely and illustrated by worked examples.
The text is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing both Windows and Apple Macintosh versions of PractiStat, a new programme for statistical analysis. PractiStat can be used both as a teaching aid to work through the examples provided and as a valuable, easy to use tool for analysis of the users' own data. The programme provides a simple, intuitive interface and permits the application of the common statistical tests and procedures used by bioscientists.


Description

Practical Statistics for the Biological Sciences is a handbook of statistical methods for use by workers in the biological sciences at all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral researcher.
The book presents, in a clear and compact form, the most common statistical tests used in the biosciences. It provides a series of flow charts to help in selecting the appropriate test. Each test is described concisely and illustrated by worked examples.
The text is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing both Windows and Apple Macintosh versions of PractiStat, a new programme for statistical analysis. PractiStat can be used both as a teaching aid to work through the examples provided and as a valuable, easy to use tool for analysis of the users' own data. The programme provides a simple, intuitive interface and permits the application of the common statistical tests and procedures used by bioscientists.


Contents

Basic Concepts of Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
Histograms and Box Plots
Student's T-Test
Mann-Whitney U-Test
Paired T-Test
Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test
One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Matched Samples ANOVA
Multiple Comparison Tests
Kruskal-Wallis Test
Friedman Test
Two-Way ANOVA
Correlation and Regression
The Chi-Square Tests
Useful Statistics
Appendices


Authors

STEPHEN ASHCROFT was Reader in Clinical Biochemistry, at the University of Oxford and Tutor in Biochemistry, at Magdalen College, Oxford. Following his official retirement this year, he is currently a guest researcher at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

CHRIS PEREIRA is Manager of Operations and Development at MedStent Inc. of Toronto. He is a mechanical engineer who has spent most of his professional life testing and developing biomaterials and implantable systems. His previous appointment was at the University of Toronto's Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.