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Published: 02 May 2019

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780198807483

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A Student's Guide to Biological Statistics

Fourth Edition

Dawn Hawkins

  • The introductory biological statistics text with the best online resources and software support for bioscience students needing to integrate statistics into their studies and apply it in their research.
  • Explains why statistics are needed, how to choose and carry out statistical analyses, and how their results can be interpreted.
  • Focuses on the application of statistics as a valuable research tool, avoiding detailed treatment of the mathematical basis of statistics.
  • Emphasises explanations so that students are guided through the key concepts and techniques in a steady, progressive way.
  • Enables students to build confidence in handling actual data through the use of real data sets.
  • Illustrates the use of the techniques in published research work through 'Literature Links', which highlight the importance of statistics in real-world science and demonstrate how to report results in a professional manner.
  • The book comes with a strong suite of accompanying online resouces for students and teachers including helpsheets and screencasts for using SPSS and R, as well as data sets, and interactive calculation sheets

New to this Edition:

  • New sections giving guidance on sample size choices and thei consequences
  • An additional 'Choosing Chart' for graphs to help explore and communicate data
  • A new checklist for reporting results in tables and figures
  • Fuller treatment of frequency data and their handling in chi-square tests using SPSS
  • Expanded online support for R and SPSS, including additional example datasets

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