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Published: 09 June 2016

224 Pages | 35 b/w illustrations


ISBN: 9780198717355

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Experimental Design for the Life Sciences

Fourth Edition

Graeme D. Ruxton and Nick Colegrave

  • Thorough but student-friendly approach to experimental design that aims to stimulate, rather than intimidate.
  • Walks you step-by-step through the different stages involved in designing an experiment, how different research questions will lead you to different types of experimental design, and how different designs suit different kinds of data analysis.
  • Theoretical concepts are reinforced with a broad range of examples to demonstrate the practical relevance of experimental design across the life sciences.
  • Self-test questions, with answers at the end of the book, encourage students to check their understanding as they progress, and reinforce essential facts.
  • Discussion of ethical issues raises awareness of this important aspect of experimental design.

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters dedicated to key concepts such as pseudoreplication, statistical power, and different types of design.
  • Completely reorganized structure, which emphasizes how the features of a particular biological question of interest will naturally draw you to different types of design and of data analysis.
  • Updated examples drawn from across the life sciences.
  • Enhanced Online Resource Centre, with additional examples, supplementary sections on complex concepts and statistical issues, and suggested course structures with practical exercises.

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