Originally published in 1947, this classic study by D. J. Finney was the first to examine and explain a branch of statistical method widely used in connection with the biological assay of insecticides, fungicides, drugs, vitamins, etc. It standardized the computations and terminology and made its use easier for a biologist without statistical expertise, whilst also outlining the underlying mathematical theory. Finney had made several important contributions to the method in the past, and his own results are also included. The book contains a foreword by the influential insecticidal chemist Dr F. Tattersfield.
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- Date Published: July 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521135900
- length: 272 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.56kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of examples
2. Quantal responses and the dosage-response curve
3. The estimation of the median effective dose
4. The maximum likelihood solution
5. The comparison of effectiveness
6. Adjustments for natural mortality
7. Factorial experiments
8. The toxic action of mixtures of poison
9. Miscellaneous problems
10. Graded responses
Appendix 1. The computing of probit analyses
Appendix 2. Mathematical basis of the probit method
Index of authors
Index of subjects.
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