Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences

ISBN-10: 1429218762
ISBN-13: 9781429218764
Edition: 2009
List price: $148.99
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Book details

List price: $148.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 1/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Over the past two decades, David Moore's texts helped drive the evolution of statistics education from a focus on computation and formulas to an emphasis on how data are actually collected, analyzed, and interpreted by professionals in real-world settings. Now Brigitte Baldi and David Moore have produced a version of Moore's bestselling brief introductory text,The Basic Practice of Statisticsfor students in the life sciences.With its focus on life science data sets, examples, and exercises,The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences(PSLS) features the writing style and helpful pedagogy that have helped hundreds of thousands of students see the meaning and relevance of real-world statistics in action. Life science, nursing and allied health students with limited mathematical backgrounds will be able to utilize the same fundamental tools, techniques, and interpretive skills working statisticians rely on everyday. Examples and exercises are drawn from diverse areas of biology such as physiology, brain and behavior, health and medicine, nutrition, ecology, and microbiology.

David S. Moore is a professor of psychology at Pitzer College and at Claremont Graduate University. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Harvard University and did his postdoctoral work at the City University of New York.

Exploring Data
Exploring Data: Variables and Distributions
Picturing Distributions with Graphs
Describing Distributions with Numbers
Exploring Data: Relationships
Scatterplots and Correlation
Regression
Two-Way Tables
Exploring Data: Part I Review
From Exploration to Inference
Producing Data
Samples and Observational Studies
Designing Experiments
Probability and Sampling Distributions
Introducing Probability
General Rules of Probability
The Normal Distributions
Discrete Probability Distributions
Sampling Distributions
The Idea of Inference
Introduction to Inference
Inference in Practice
From Exploration to Inference: Part II Review
Inference about Variables
Inference about a Population Mean
Two-Sample Problems
Inference about a Population Proportion
Comparing Two Proportions
The Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
Inference about Relationships
The Chi-Square Test for Two-Way Tables: Two Categorical Variables
Inference for Regression
One-Way Analysis of Variance: Comparing Several Means
Inference: Part III Review
Optional Companion Chapters (available on the PSLS CD and online)
Beyond One-Way ANOVA: Follow-up Tests and Two-Way ANOVA
Nonparametric Tests

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