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Asking Questions in Biology A Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects

ISBN-10: 0132224356

ISBN-13: 9780132224352

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Chris Barnard, Francis Gilbert, Peter McGregor

List price: $48.40
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Description:

Asking the right questions in the right way is a fundamental skill in scientific enquiry. This text introduces students of the biological sciences to the skills of observation and enquiry.
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Book details

List price: $48.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Doing Science: Where do questions come from?
Science as asking questions
Basic considerations
The skill of asking questions
Where do questions come from?
What this book is about
Asking Questions: The art of framing hypotheses and predictions
Observation
Exploratory analysis
Forming hypotheses
Summary
Answering Questions: What do the results say?
Confirmatory analysis
What is statistical significance
Significance tests
Testing hypotheses
Testing predictions
Refining hypotheses
Summary
Presenting Information: How to communicate outcomes and conclusions
Presenting figures and tables
Presenting results in the text
Writing reports
Summary Test finder and help guide Some self-test questions
Table of confidence limits to the median
How to calculate some simple significance tests
Significance tables Answers to self-test questions
Index
Quick test finders