Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 June 2014

368 Pages | 150 black and white illustrations and photographs.

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199650446

Bookseller Code (04)

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A Student's Guide to Biostatistics

Third Edition

Dawn Hawkins

  • The why and how of biological statistics, and the perfect companion for an introductory course in statistics for the life sciences.
  • 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.
  • Places emphasis on explanation 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 presented in published research work through 'Literature Links', highlighting the importance of statistics in real-world science and demonstrating how to report results in a professional manner.

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