This book contains a rich set of tools for nonparametric analyses, and the purpose of this text is to provide guidance to students and professional researchers on how R is used for nonparametric data analysis in the biological sciences: To introduce when nonparametric approaches to data analysis are appropriate To introduce the leading nonparametric tests commonly used in biostatistics and how R is used to generate appropriate statistics for each test To introduce common figures typically associated with nonparametric data analysis and how R is used to generate appropriate figures in support of each data set The book focuses on how R is used to distinguish between data that could be classified as nonparametric as opposed to data that could be classified as parametric, with both approaches to data classification covered extensively. Following an introductory lesson on nonparametric statistics for the biological sciences, the book is organized into eight self-contained lessons on various analyses and tests using R to broadly compare differences between data sets and statistical approach.
All students and researchers in environmental and biologicalsciences require statistical methods at some stage of their work.Many have a preconception that statistics are difficult andunpleasant and find that the textbooks available are difficult tounderstand. Practical Statistics for Environmental and BiologicalScientists provides a concise, user-friendly, non-technicalintroduction to statistics. The book covers planning and designingan experiment, how to analyse and present data, and the limitationsand assumptions of each statistical method. The text does not referto a specific computer package but descriptions of how to carry outthe tests and interpret the results are based on the approachesused by most of the commonly used packages, e.g. Excel, MINITAB andSPSS. Formulae are kept to a minimum and relevant examples areincluded throughout the text.
Statistics a tool of research; Data and distributions; The normal distribution; Probability; Inference; Hypothesis testing; Enumeration data chi-square and poisson distributions; Analysis of variance; Correlation and regression; Analysis of covariance, Nonparametric tests.
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.
Using a statistical perspective, this work introduces a number of practical examples from diverse forms of microscopy, medical imaging systems, remote sensing & contact prints to demonstrate the different range of image analysis applications. Explains the nature of digital images & terminology use. Reference is also made to extensions of multivariate & multi-temporal images. The appendix contains useful guidance on selecting hardware/software for a specific application.
For courses in Introductory Statistics Real-world applications connect statistical concepts to everyday life. Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences uses a variety of real-world applications to bring statistical theories and methods to life. Through these examples and a friendly writing style, the 2nd Edition ensures that you understand concepts and develop skills in critical thinking, technology, and communication. The result of collaboration between a biological sciences expert and the author of the #1 statistics book in the country, Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences provides an excellent introduction to statistics for readers interested in the biological, life, medical, and health sciences. Also available with MyLab Statistics MyLab(tm) Statistics is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134718011/9780134718019 Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences Plus MyLab Statistics with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134039017/9780134039015 Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences 0321847997/9780321847997 MyLab Statistics Glue-in Access Card 032184839X/9780321848390 MyLab Statistics Inside Sticker for Glue-In Packages
Even though an understanding of experimental design and statistics is central to modern biology, undergraduate and graduate students studying biological subjects often lack confidence in their numerical abilities. Allaying the anxieties of students, Introduction to Statistics for Biology, Third Edition provides a painless introduction to the subject while demonstrating the importance of statistics in contemporary biological studies. New to the Third Edition More detailed explanation of the ideas of elementary probability to simplify the rationale behind hypothesis testing, before moving on to simple tests An emphasis on experimental design and data simulation prior to performing an experiment A general template for carrying out statistical tests from hypothesis to interpretation Worked examples and updated Minitab analyses and graphics A CD-ROM that contains a free trial version of Minitab Using Minitab throughout to present practical examples, the authors emphasize the interpretation of computer output. With its nontechnical approach and practical advice, this student-friendly introductory text lays the foundation for the advanced study of statistical analysis.
A book/disk text for a one- or two-semester course in basics of applied biostatistics. Learning features include summaries of formulas and terms, exercises, and statistical tables. This third edition reduces emphasis on methods of computation, and concentrates more on the rationale and utility of v
This introductory text presents the use of statistical methods as an integral part of biological investigation, yet one whose superficial complexities have deterred many biologists from using them. The author argues that the difficulties, such as they are, do not lie in mathematical manipulation, but in grasping a few simple, but unfamiliar concepts. He emphasizes the need for precisely defining problems and for careful selection of the most appropriate methods - a wide range of which are described and illustrated. Each chapter ends with a set of problems which are intended to help the student gain practical experience. No previous knowledge is assumed, and the student is encouraged to develop a competent and critical approach to analysing numerical data. In this second edition, the scope of the book has been extended, problems have been solved in a more satisfactory way, and a greater number of illustrative examples have been added.