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Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology

TextbookHandbook / Manual
  • Innovative decision chart guides you to the correct statistical test
  • Clear, concise coverage of essential concepts
  • Self assessment exercises improve your confidence in using numbers
  • Covers experimental design and shows you how to present your data
  • Straightforward explanations with a minimum of equations
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to carry out statistical tests on both a calculator and computer packages

By: Roland Ennos(Author)

271 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Pearson Education

Paperback | Nov 2011 | Edition: 3 | #195303 | ISBN-13: 9780273729495
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About this book

The ability to expertly analyse statistical data is a crucial skill in the biological sciences – it is fundamental to fully understanding what your experiments are actually telling you.

Statistical and Data Handling Skills in Biology gives you everything you need to master statistical analysis. Written in a straight-forward and easy to understand style it presents all of the tests you will need throughout your studies, and shows you how to choose the right tests to get the most out of your experiments. All of this is done in the context of biological examples so you can see just how relevant a skill this is, and how mastering it will make you a more rounded scientist.

"It is much improved by virtue of the addition of a second software to the supported platforms, and the layout too is greatly improved. The first chapter is excellent for demystifying stats which remains our greatest bugbear."
– Dr Andy Foggo, Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, University of Plymouth

"a well-written, clearly-illustrated and user-friendly guidebook that explains the mysteries of biostatistics without either oversimplifying or scaring off first-year students with complex-looking equations. [...] There are lots of basic statistics textbooks out there, but this is one of the best."
– Reviewed by Ana Claudia Mendes Malhado in The Biologist


1 An Introduction to Statistics
2 Dealing with variation
3 Testing for normality and transforming data
4 Testing for differences between one or two groups
5 Testing for difference between more than two groups: ANOVA and its non parametric equivalents
6 Investigating relationships
7 Dealing with Categorical Data
8 Designing Experiments
9 More complex statistical analysis
10 Dealing with measurements and units

Further reading
Statistical Tables

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