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Published: 21 March 2002

368 Pages | numerous figures


ISBN: 9780199252312

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Chapter 1 Online Resource Centre

Modern Statistics for the Life Sciences

Alan Grafen and Rosie Hails

  • Teaches the reader the language of model formulae, universally employed by statisticians today, and found in all major computer statistics packages.
  • Employs the General Linear Model (GLMs), a powerful tools to analyse data that incorporates a large array of traditional methods
  • Gives a firm conceptual grounding in GLMs, allowing statistics to be presented as a meaningful whole and enabling more material to be analysed in a given period of time
  • Focuses on concepts required by life sciences students using statistics (e.g. marginality, random effects, multiplicity, instead of those required by mathematics students inventing them (e.g. sufficiency, theory of distributions, mathematical proofs)
  • Online Resource Centre:, containing: · Language-specific supplements in PDF format (Minitab, SAS and SPSS) · All the datasets used in the book, in Minitab, SAS, SPSS and plain text formats · A chapter-by-chapter, page-by-page response by the authors to queries from readers · A section providing support for teachers, including PowerPoint presentations and practical worksheets

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