Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists

  • ID: 2181226
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists is a concise, user–friendly, non–technical introduction to statistics. Starting from basics, this book carefully introduces those statistical methods and techniques that all students and researchers need to know.

Written in an accessible style, the book divides into two parts. The first part covers statistical principles, how to plan and design experiments and surveys, and the presentation of data. The second part introduces a range of statistical tests and methods commonly used in environmental and biological sciences. The limitations and assumptions of each statistical method are clearly described along with numerous relevant examples for the applications of the techniques.

Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists:

  • Is an accessible introduction to key statistical techniques used in the environmental and biological sciences.
  • Includes relevant examples throughout the text with references for further reading.
  • Illustrates concepts and methods and the presentation of data through numerous tables and figures.
  • Provides an appendix describing how many of the tests can be carried out using Excel and Minitab

Written for undergraduate students studying within the environmental and biological sciences. Researchers and professionals will also find this an invaluable reference.

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Preface

Part I STATISTICS BASICS

Introduction

A Brief Tutorial on Statistics

Before You Start

Designing an Experiment or Survey

Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Presentation

Common Assumptions or Requirements of Data for Statistical Tests

Part II STATISTICAL METHODS

t–tests and F–tests

Analysis of Variance

Correlation and Regression

Mulitvariate ANOVA

Repeated Measures

Chi–square Tests

Non–parametric Tests

Principal Component Analysis

Cluster Analysis

Appendices

Bibliography

Index
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"The reassuring tone and straightforward approach of the book would be a useful guide... (Biochemistry and Molecular Education, July/August 2002)

"...covers the basics of designing an experiment/survey, data analysis and presentation, and specific methods." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)

"...a good and clear exposition of basic statistical techniques..." (Biometrics, December 2002)

" This no–nonsense approach to elementary statistics should get you or your student started " (European Journal of Soil Science, March 2003)

 "...This book provides a concise,   userfriendly, non–technical introduction to statistics". (Metrohm Information, Vol.32, No.1, 2003)

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