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Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists

Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists

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  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521009768
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  • This essential textbook is designed for students or researchers in biology who need to design experiments, sampling programs, or analyze resulting data. The text begins with a revision of estimation and hypothesis testing methods, before advancing to the analysis of linear and generalized linear models. The chapters include such topics as linear and logistic regression, simple and complex ANOVA models, log-linear models, and multivariate techniques. The main analyses are illustrated with many examples from published papers and an extensive reference list to both the statistical and biological literature is also included. The book is supported by a web-site that provides all data sets, questions for each chapter and links to software.

    • An essential textbook that covers the full range of topics required by any biologist designing experiments or analysing the resulting data
    • Extensive worked examples using real data sets
    • Web page support with downloadable data sets, example questions and relevant links at http://www.zoology.unimelb.edu.au/qkstats
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    "This massive books fills an important niche: a reference book on advanced statistical methods for research biologists...It's impressive because it is totally new...Even more interesting is the fact that the data are actually available free for downloading from a website...there is so much packed into this book that I view it more as a reference than a textbook...it is wonderful and loaded with all the newest methods. I recommend it to readers who venture into more advanced statistics." Natural Areas Journal

    "...it is evident that a great deal of scholarship has gone into this book and that there is much good advice in it." Ecology

    "... the book is highly recommended. It provides a broad and in-depth overview over most of the commonly used statistical methods." Ethology

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    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521009768
    • length: 553 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 190 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 125 b/w illus. 85 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Estimation
    3. Hypothesis testing
    4. Graphical exploration of data
    5. Correlation and regression
    6. Multiple regression and correlation
    7. Design and power analysis
    8. Comparing groups or treatments - analysis of variance
    9. Multifactor analysis of variance
    10. Randomized blocks and simple repeated measures: unreplicated two-factor designs
    11. Split plot and repeated measures designs: partly nested anovas
    12. Analysis of covariance
    13. Generalized linear models and logistic regression
    14. Analyzing frequencies
    15. Introduction to multivariate analyses
    16. Multivariate analysis of variance and discriminant analysis
    17. Principal components and correspondence analysis
    18. Multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis
    19. Presentation of results.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Data Management and Analysis
    • Analytical Ecology
    • Applied Experimental Design
    • Applied Multivariate Statistics for Environmental Science
    • Biostatistics and Experimental Design
    • Ecological Analysis
    • Ecological Statistics & Experimental Design
    • Environ Data
    • Environ Data Analysis
    • Experimental Design & Data Analysis
    • Experimental Design for Biologists
    • Field Studies in Biology
    • Honors Research Thesis in Environmental Science
    • Methods of Biological Inquiry
    • Principles of Experimentation
    • Probability & Statistics for Biomedical Informatics
    • Quantitative Biology
    • Quantitative Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Research Methods and Scientific Writing
    • Science Research Methods
    • Senior Thesis Seminar
  • Authors

    Gerry P. Quinn, Monash University, Victoria
    Gerry Quinn is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, and Program Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology. He has taught experimental design and analysis courses for a number of years and has provided advice on the design and analysis of sampling and experimental programs in ecology and environmental monitoring to a wide range of university and government scientists. Gerry Quinn is a co-author of Monitoring Ecological Impacts: Concepts and Practice in Flowing Waters, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

    Michael J. Keough, University of Melbourne
    Michael Keough is a Reader in Zoology at the University of Melbourne. His research interests lie in marine ecology, environmental science, and conservation biology. He has extensive experience teaching experimental design and analysis courses at a number of universities. He has also provided advice on design and analysis for environmental monitoring to a wide range of environmental consultants, and state and federal governments in Australia. Michael Keough is a co-author of Monitoring Ecological Impacts: Concepts and Practice in Flowing Waters, Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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