Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 November 2010

200 Pages | 28 illus.

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199569120

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Experimental Design for the Life Sciences

Third Edition

Graeme Ruxton and Nick Colegrave

New to this Edition:

  • A new section on identifying questions worth answering and turning such questions into hypotheses and, ultimately, experiments
  • A new section illustrating common mistakes in experimental design (to assist with evaluating the work of others)
  • Expanded coverage of between-individual variation, replication, statistical power, and performing observational studies
  • More topical examples from a wider range of fields in the life sciences, including biomedical studies
  • An expanded Companion Website that offers students self-test questions and answers; additional questions; links to useful websites and free software; and fully worked examples of investigative exercises. Figures from the book are available for download by instructors.

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