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.
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.
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™ 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™ 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
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.
BIOCALCULUS: CALCULUS, PROBABILITY, AND STATISTICS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES shows students how calculus relates to biology, with a style that maintains rigor without being overly formal. The text motivates and illustrates the topics of calculus with examples drawn from many areas of biology, including genetics, biomechanics, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, ecology, epidemiology, and evolution, to name a few. Particular attention has been paid to ensuring that all applications of the mathematics are genuine, and references to the primary biological literature for many of these has been provided so that students and instructors can explore the applications in greater depth. Although the focus is on the interface between mathematics and the life sciences, the logical structure of the book is motivated by the mathematical material. Students will come away with a sound knowledge of mathematics, an understanding of the importance of mathematical arguments, and a clear understanding of how these mathematical concepts and techniques are central in the life sciences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
“We highly recommend it—not just for statisticallyterrified biology students and faculty, but also for those who areoccasionally anxious or uncertain. In addition to being a goodstarting point to learn statistics, it is a useful place to returnto refresh your memory.” –The Quarterly Review ofBiology, March 2009 "During the entire course of my Ph.D. I've been(embarrasingly) looking for a way to teach myself the fundamentalsof statistical analysis. At this point in my education, I've cometo realize that often times, simply knowing the basics is enoughfor you to properly apply even the most complex analytical methods.‘Statistics for Terrified Biologists’ has been justsuch a book - it was more than worth the $40 I spent on it, andwhile my 'book clubs' aren't meant to be reviews, I highlyrecommend the book to anyone who's in a similar predicament to myown." –Carlo Artieri's Blog Book Club The typical biology student is “hardwired” to bewary of any tasks involving the application of mathematics andstatistical analyses, but the plain fact is much of biologyrequires interpretation of experimental data through the use ofstatistical methods. This unique textbook aims to demystify statistical formulae forthe average biology student. Written in a lively and engagingstyle, Statistics for Terrified Biologists draws on theauthor’s 30 years of lecturing experience. One of theforemost entomologists of his generation, van Emden has anextensive track record for successfully teaching statisticalmethods to even the most guarded of biology students. For the first time basic methods are presented usingstraightforward, jargon-free language. Students are taught to usesimple formulae accurately to interpret what is being measured witheach test and statistic, while at the same time learning torecognize overall patterns and guiding principles. Complemented bysimple illustrations and useful case studies, this is an idealstatistics resource tool for undergraduate biology andenvironmental science students who lack confidence in theirmathematical abilities.
Do you find statistics overwhelming and confusing? Have you ever wished for someone to explain the basics in a clear and easy-to-follow style? This accessible textbook gives a step-by-step introduction to all the topics covered in introductory statistics courses for the behavioural sciences, with plenty of examples discussed in depth, based on real psychology experiments utilising the statistical techniques described. Advanced sections are also provided, for those who want to learn a particular topic in more depth. Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences: An Introduction begins with an introduction to the basic concepts, before providing a detailed explanation of basic statistical tests and concepts such as descriptive statistics, probability, the binomial distribution, continuous random variables, the normal distribution, the Chi-Square distribution, the analysis of categorical data, t-tests, correlation and regression. This timely and highly readable text will be invaluable to undergraduate students of psychology, and students of research methods courses in related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in the basic concepts and tests associated with statistics in the behavioural sciences.
Is there a link between people’s heart rate and blood pressure? Does the lead in petrol fumes affect the growth of roadside plants? The ability to expertly analyse statistical data is a crucial skill in the biological sciences – it is fundamental to fully understanding what your experiments are actually telling you and so being able to answer your research questions. Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology gives you everything you need to understand and use statistical tests within your studies and future independent research. Written in a straight-forward and easy to understand style it presents all of the tests you will need throughout your studies, and shows you how to select the right tests to get the most out of your experiments. All of this is done in the context of biological examples so you can see just how relevant a skill this is, and how becoming fully proficient will make you a more rounded scientist. This 4th edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and now includes detailed coverage of the free statistical package R studio and a new chapter on how to write about and present statistics in papers, theses and reports. The first chapter has also been revised to introduce students to the need for and ideas behind statistical analysis. Features · Clear explanation with step by step detail of how to carry out a wide range of statistical analyses will help you to quickly gain understanding and confidence in this essential area. · Useful decision charts will help you to select the right statistical test and gain confidence in answering your research questions. · Real world examples in each chapter will help you to develop an applied understanding of the full range of statistical techniques · Self-assessment problems scenarios at the end of each chapter enable you to practice applying your understanding of a technique, thereby improving your confidence in using numbers. Guided answers allow you to check your understanding. Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology 4th edition is ideal for any biomedic or environmental scientist getting to grips with statistical analysis for use in class on as part of independent study.