CALVIN DYTHAM CHOOSING AND USING STATISTICS PDF

It is aimed primarily at undergraduates and postgraduates in the biological sciences who have to apply statistics in This is a handbook for any student or professional biologist who wants to process data using a statistical package on the computer, to select appropriate methods, and extract the important information from the often confusing output that is produced. It is aimed primarily at undergraduates and postgraduates in the biological sciences who have to apply statistics in practical classes and projects. Such users of statistics do not have to understand either how tests work or how to do the calculations; these aspects are not covered in the book. New simplified version of the key and flow chart of decisions to reach simple statistical tests. Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes. Statistical jargon explained through an extensive glossary and key to symbols.

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It has helped to simplify the often complex and difficult task of choosing and using the right statistics package. This is a book for any student or professional biologist who wants to process data using a statistical package on the computer, to select appropriate The first edition of this excellent handbook was extremely well received by both students and lecturers alike. This is a book for any student or professional biologist who wants to process data using a statistical package on the computer, to select appropriate methods, and extract the important information from the often confusing output that is produced.

It is aimed primarily at undergraduates and masters students in the biological sciences who have to apply statistics in practical classes and projects. Such users of statistics do not have to understand either how tests work or how to do the calculations, and these aspects are not covered in the book.

The new edition has been updated to cover the very latest versions of the computer packages described, expanded to include coverage for logistic regression, a more detailed consideration of multivariate analysis, data exploration and further examples of Principle Component Analysis and Discriminate Function Analysis are given. New edition will use SPSS New simplified version of the Key and flow chart of decisions to reach simple statistical tests.

Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes. Statistical jargon explained through an extensive glossary and key to symbols. Stresses the importance of experimental design, measurement of data and interpretation of results rather than an understanding of the statistical tests themselves.

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The text takes a pragmatic approach to statistics with a strong focus on what is actually needed. There are chapters giving useful advice on the basics of statistics and guidance on the presentation of data. The book is built around a key to selecting the correct statistical test and then gives clear guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the output from four commonly used computer packages: SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and new to this edition the free program, R. Only the basics of formal statistics are described and the emphasis is on jargon-free English but any unfamiliar words can be looked up in the extensive glossary. This new 3rd edition of Choosing and Using Statistics is a must for all students who use a computer package to apply statistics in practical and project work.

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