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

Asking Questions in Biology : Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects - 3rd edition

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Asking Questions in Biology : Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects - 3RD 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132224352

Chris Barnard, Francis Gilbert and Peter Mcgregor

ISBN13: 978-0132224352
ISBN10: 0132224356
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 07
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This new edition is relevant to students taking degrees within Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Ecology and Biomedical Sciences. Its unique coverage includes 1st year undergraduates taking modules in Statistics and Experimental Design, Data Analysis, Ecology and discovery-oriented laboratory courses. Also relevant to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates undertaking project work at this level and beyond.

Table of Contents

I. DOING SCIENCE- WHERE DO QUESTIONS COME FROM.

1. Science as asking questions.
2. Basic considerations.
3. The skill of asking questions.
4. Testing hypotheses.
5. How is a hypothesis tested.
6. Where do questions come from?
7. Curiosity.
8. Casual Observation.
9. Exploratory observations.
10. Previous studies.
11. What this book is about.
12. References.

II. ASKING QUESTIONS- THE ART OF FRAMING HYPOTHESES AND PREDICTIONS.

13. Observation.
14. Observational notes and measurements.
15. Exploratory analysis.
16. Visual exploratory analysis.
17. Summary statistics.
18. Forming hypothesese.
19. Turning exploratory analysis into hypotheses and predictions.
20. Null hypotheses.
21. Differences and trends.
22. Summary.

III. ANSWERING QUESTIONS- WHAT DO THE RESULTS SAY.

23. Confirmatory analysis.
24. The need for a yardstick in comfirmatory analysis- statistical significance.
25. What is statistical significance?
26. Significance tests.
27. Types of measurement and types of test.
28. Simple significance tests for differences and trends.
29. Testing hypotheses.
30. Deciding what to do.
31. Testing Predications.
32. Refining hypotheses and predications
33. Summary.
34. References.

IV. PRESENTING INFORMATION- HOW TO COMMUNICATE OUTCOMES AND CONCLUSIONS.

35. Presenting figures and tables.
36. Presenting analysis of difference.
37. Presenting analysis of trends.
38. Presenting results in the text.
39. Writing reports.
40. The sections of a report.
41. Example of a report.
42. Summary.
43. Test Finder and Help Guide.
44. Some Self-Test Questions

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