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Statistics for the Life Sciences / With 3.5" Disks - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0136492115

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Published: 1999
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Statistics for the Life Sciences / With 3.5" Disks - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136492115

Myra L. Samuels and Jeffrey A. Witmer

ISBN13: 978-0136492115
ISBN10: 0136492118
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Statistics and the Life Sciences.
Examples and Overview.

2. Description of Populations and Samples

Introduction.
Frequency Distributions: Techniques for Data.
Frequency Distributions: Shapes and Examples.
Descriptive Statistics: Measures of Center.
Boxplots.
Measures of Dispersion.
Effect of Transformation of Variables (Optional).
Samples and Populations: Statistical Inference.
Perspective.

3. Random Sampling, Probability, and the Binomial Distribution

Probability and the Life Sciences.
Random Sampling.
Introduction to Probability.
Probability Trees.
Density Curves.
The Binomial Distribution.
Fitting a Binomial Distribution to Data (Optional).

4. The Normal Distribution

Introduction.
The Normal Curves.
Areas Under a Normal Curve.
Assessing Normality.
The Continuity Correction (Optional).
Perspective.

5. Sampling Distributions

Basic Ideas.
Dichotomous Observations.
Quantitative Observations.
Illustration of the Central Limit Theorem (Optional).
The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution (Optional).
Perspective.

6. Confidence Intervals

Statistical Estimation.
Standard Error of the Mean.
Confidence Interval for u.
Planning a Study to Estimate u.
Conditions for Validity of Estimation Methods.
Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion.
Perspective and Summary.

7. Comparison of Two Independent Samples

Introduction.
Standard Error of (y1 - y2).
Confidence Interval for (u1 - u2).
Hypothesis Testing: The t-test.
Further Discussion of the t-test.
One-Tailed Tests.
More on Interpretation of Statistical Significance.
Planning for Adequate Power (Optional).
Student's t: Conditions and Summary.
More on Principles of Testing Hypotheses.
The Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney Test.
Perspective.

8. Statistical Principles of Design

Introduction.
Observational Studies.
Experiments.
Restricted Randomization: Blocking and Stratification.
Levels of Replication.
Sampling Concerns (Optional).
Perspective.

9. Comparison of Two Paired Samples

Introduction.
The Paired-Sample t-Test and Confidence Interval.
The Paired Design.
The Sign Test.
Further Considerations in Paired Experiments.
Perspective.

10. Analysis of Categorical Data

Inference for Proportions: The Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test.
The Chi-Square Test for the 2 X 2 Contingency Table.
Independence and Association in a 2 X 2 Contingency Table.
Fisher's Exact Test (Optional).
The r x k Contingency Table.
Applicability of Methods.
Confidence Interval for a Difference Between Proportions.
Paired Data and 2 X 2 Tables (Optional).
Relative Risks and the Odds Ratio (Optional).
Summary of Chi-Square Tests.

11. Comparing the Means of k Independent Samples

Introduction.
The Basic Analysis of Variance.
The Analysis of Variance Model (Optional).
The Global F Test.
Applicability of Methods.
Linear Combinations of Means (Optional).
Multiple Comparisons (Optional).
Perspective.

12. Linear Regression and Correlation

Introduction.
The Fitted Regression Line.
Parametric Interpretation of Regression: The Linear Model.
Statistical Inference Concerning B1.
Guidelines for Interpreting Regression and Correlation.
Perspective.
Summary of Formulas.

13. A Summary of Inference Methods

Introduction.
Data Analysis Samples.

Appendices.
Chapter Notes.
Statistical Tables.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
Index.
Index of Examples.

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