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Experimental Design for Laboratory Biologists

Maximising Information and Improving Reproducibility


Stanley E. Lazic, AstraZeneca


Specifically intended for lab-based biomedical researchers, this practical guide shows how to design experiments that are reproducible, with low bias, high precision, and widely applicable results. With specific examples from research using both cell cultures and model organisms, it explores key ideas in experimental design, assesses common designs, and shows how to plan a successful experiment. It demonstrates how to control biological and technical factors that can introduce bias or add noise, and covers rarely discussed topics such as graphical…

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Key features

  • Uses examples from lab-based life science experiments, providing practical guidance of specific relevance to laboratory researchers, rather than the field biologists for whom most books on the subject are written
  • With detailed guides and sample code, the book demonstrates how researchers can use R for analyses and calculations, and is designed for those with no prior experience of R
  • An accompanying website ( provides a range of specifically relevant supplementary materials including all R code, data sets, and a tailored labstats R package

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