Biostatistical Analysis

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/15/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Zarrs"sBiostatistical Analysis, Fifth Edition, is the ideal book for readers who seek practical coverage of statistical analysis methods used by researchers to collect, summarize, analyze, and draw conclusions from biological research. The latest edition of this best-selling textbook is both comprehensive and easy to read. It is suitable as an introduction for beginning students and as a comprehensive procedural reference for todayrs"s practitioners. Introduction; Populations and Samples; Measures of Central Tendency; Measures of Dispersion and Variability; Probabilities; The Normal Distribution; One-Sample Hypotheses; Two-Sample Hypotheses; Paired-Sample Hypotheses; Multisample Hypotheses: The Analysis of Variance; Multiple Comparisons; Two-Factor Analysis of Variance; Data Transformations; Multiway Factorial Analysis of Variance; Nested (Hierarchical) Analysis of Variance; Multivariate Analysis of Variance; Simple Linear Regression; Comparing Simple Linear Regression Equations; Simple Linear Correlation; Multiple Regression and Correlation; Polynomial Regression; Testing for Goodness of Fit; Contingency Tables; More on Dichotomous Variables; Testing for Randomness; Circular Distributions: Descriptive Statistics; Circular Distributions: Hypothesis Testing For all readers interested in biostatistics.

Author Biography

Jerrold H. Zar received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University in 1962. He later earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biology and zoology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Zar then returned to Northern Illinois University for 34 years to serve in a variety of capacities. He joined the faculty at NIU as an Assistant Professor in 1968 and quickly rose through the ranks of associate and full professor to become Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences in 1978. He served two terms as Chair of the Department and then, became the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the Graduate School.  He was a founder of the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program and the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunities Program, where he helped create and protect fellowship opportunities for minority graduate students at universities across the state. Zar is a member of 17 professional scientific societies, including being an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His many research publications cover a range of topics, from statistical analysis to physiological adaptations of animals to their environment.

Table of Contents

Populations and Samples
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion and Variability
The Normal Distribution
One-Sample Hypotheses
Two-Sample Hypotheses
Paired-Sample Hypotheses
Multisample Hypotheses: The Analysis of Variance
Multiple Comparisons
Two-Factor Analysis of Variance
Data Transformations
Multiway Factorial Analysis of Variance
Nested (Hierarchical) Analysis of Variance
Multivariate Analysis of Variance
Simple Linear Regression
Comparing Simple Linear Regression Equations
Simple Linear Correlation
Multiple Regression and Correlation
Polynomial Regression
Testing for Goodness of Fit
Contingency Tables
More on Dichotomous Variables
Testing for Randomness
Circular Distributions: Descriptive Statistics
Circular Distributions: Hypothesis Testing
Analysis of Variance Hypothesis Testing
Statistical Tables and Graphs
Answers to Exercises
Literature Cited
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