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Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2181226
  • Book
  • January 2002
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
All students and researchers in environmental and biological sciences require statistical methods at some stage of their work. Many have a preconception that statistics are difficult and unpleasant and find that the textbooks available are difficult to understand.

Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists provides a concise, user-friendly, non-technical introduction to statistics. The book covers planning and designing an experiment, how to analyse and present data, and the limitations and assumptions of each statistical method. The text does not refer to a specific computer package but descriptions of how to carry out the tests and interpret the results are based on the approaches used by most of the commonly used packages, e.g. Excel, MINITAB and SPSS. Formulae are kept to a minimum and relevant examples are included throughout the text.
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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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John Townend
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