All students and researchers in environmental and biological sciences require statistical methods at some stage of their work. Many have a preconception that statistics are difficult and unpleasant and find that the textbooks available are difficult to understand. Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists provides a concise, user-friendly, non-technical introduction to statistics. The book covers planning and designing an experiment, how to analyse and present data, and the limitations and assumptions of each statistical method. The text does not refer to a specific computer package but descriptions of how to carry out the tests and interpret the results are based on the approaches used by most of the commonly used packages, e.g. Excel, MINITAB and SPSS. Formulae are kept to a minimum and relevant examples are included throughout the text.PCA will also tell us how much information we would be losing by reducing the dataset in this way; see a#39;Eigenvaluesa#39; on page 209. Finding out which ... This can sometimes reveal groupings of individuals that are not obvious in the original data; see a#39;Scatter graphsa#39; on page 214. Section 14.3 ... There may only be hints of groupings in the data, or the scoring systems may be difficult to interpret. There is noanbsp;...

Title | : | Practical Statistics for Environmental and Biological Scientists |

Author | : | John Townend |

Publisher | : | John Wiley & Sons - 2013-04-30 |

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