342 pages, diagrams, tables
This unique textbook aims to demystify statistical formulae for the average biology student. Written in a lively and engaging style, "Statistics for Terrified Biologists" draws on the author's 30 years of lecturing experience. One of the foremost entomologists of his generation, Van Emden has an extensive track record for successfully teaching statistical methods to even the most guarded of biology students. For the first time basic methods are presented using straightforward, jargon-free language. Students are taught to use simple formulae accurately to interpret what is being measured with each test and statistic, while at the same time learning to recognize overall patterns and guiding principles.
Complemented by simple illustrations and useful case studies, this is an ideal statistics resource tool for undergraduate biology and environmental science students who lack confidence in their mathematical abilities.
We highly recommend it-not just for statistically terrified biology students and faculty, but also for those who are occasionally anxious or uncertain. In addition to being a good starting point to learn statistics, it is a useful place to return to refresh your memory. (The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2009) "Statistics for Terrified Biologists provides a valuable guide to statistics in clear language, which make it invaluable for pre-health and biology undergraduates students. Highly recommended." (CHOICE, March 2009)
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