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Biostatistics for Animal Science: An Introductory Text


By: M Kaps and W Lamberson

504 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Aug 2009 | Edition: 2 | #179085 | ISBN-13: 9781845935405
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NHBS Price: £45.00 $55/€50 approx

About this book

Designed to cover techniques for analysis of data in the animal sciences, this textbook provides an overview of the basic principles of statistics enabling the subsequent applications to be carried out with familiarity and understanding, followed by more complex applications and detailed procedures commonly used in animal sciences. Each chapter begins by introducing a problem with practical questions, followed by a brief theoretical background, and is supplemented with an abundance of examples in SAS from animal sciences and related fields.

'This book is an excellent text and should be on every animal scientist's bookshelf. It is easy to read and well formatted throughout with numerous easy to follow examples from various disciplines in animal science.' Terry A Gipson, Small Ruminant Research, 57, 2005 'This is likely to prove a useful text for the serious researcher. Its practical guidance on performing the analyses in SAS makes it a handbook for routine situations.' Nick Fieller, Laboratory Animals, 39, 2005


1. Presenting and Summarizing Data
2. Probability
3. Random Variables and their Distributions
4. Population and Sample
5. Estimation of Parameters
6. Hypotheses Testing
7. Simple Linear Regression
8. Correlation
9. Multiple Linear Regression
10. Curvilinear Regression
11. Fixed Effects One way Analysis of Variance
12. Random Effects One way Analysis of Variance
13. Mixed Models
14. Concepts of Experimental Design
15. Blocking
16. Change-over Designs
17. Factorial Experiments
18. Hierarchical or Nested Design
19. More About Blocking
20. Split-Plot Design
21. Analysis of Covariance
22. Repeated Measures
23. Analysis of Numerical Treatment Levels
24. Discrete Dependent Variables

Appendix A: Vectors and Matrices
Appendix B: Statistical Tables

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