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9781936221486

The Analysis of Biological Data

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    9781936221486

  • ISBN10:

    1936221489

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-06-02
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman
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Summary

Learn the modern methods of statistics through the use of fascinating biological and medical cases as Analysis of Biological Data guides you through statistical methods one step at a time by providing a hefty amount of examples from medical and human health research.

Table of Contents

PART 1. INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
1. Statistics and samples
INTERLEAF 1 Biology and the history of statistics
2. Displaying data
3. Describing data
4. Estimating with uncertainty
INTERLEAF 2 Pseudoreplication
5. Probability
6. Hypothesis testing
INTERLEAF 3 Why statistical significance is not the same as biological importance

PART 2. PROPORTIONS AND FREQUENCIES
7. Analyzing proportions
INTERLEAF 4 Correlation does not require causation
8. Fitting probability models to frequency data
INTERLEAF 5 Making a plan
9. Contingency analysis: associations between categorical variables

PART 3. COMPARING NUMERICAL VALUES
10. The normal distribution
INTERLEAF 6 Controls in medical studies
11. Inference for a normal population
12. Comparing two means
INTERLEAF 7 Which test should I use?
13. Handling violations of assumptions
14. Designing experiments
INTERLEAF 8 Data dredging
15. Comparing means of more than two groups
INTERLEAF 9 Experimental and statistical mistakes

PART 4. REGRESSION AND CORRELATION
16. Correlation between numerical variables
INTERLEAF 10 Publication bias
17. Regression
INTERLEAF 11 Using species as data points

PART 5. MODERN STATISTICAL METHODS
18. Multiple explanatory variables
19. Computer-intensive methods
20. Likelihood
21. Meta-analysis: combining information from multiple studies

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