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Dytham, Calvin
Choosing and using statistics : a biologist's guide / by Calvin Dytham
3rd ed
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QH323.5 .D98 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Biometry
Physical Description xvi, 298 p. ; ill. ; 25 cm
Summary "Choosing and Using Statistics remains an invaluable guide for students using a computer package to analyse data from research projects and practical class work. 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. Features new to this edition: * Now features information on using the popular free program, R * Uses a simple key and flow chart to help you choose the right statistical test * Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes * Includes an extensive glossary and key to symbols to explain any statistical jargon * No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes index

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