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.
Part I STATISTICS BASICS
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
Principal Component Analysis
"...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)