Biostatistical Analysis

Biostatistical Analysis

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Zar's Biostatistical Analysis, Fifth Edition, is the ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate students seeking practical coverage of statistical analysis methods used by researchers to collect, summarize, analyze and draw conclusions from biological research. The latest edition of this best-selling textbook is both comprehensive and easy to read. It is suitable as an introduction for beginning students and as a comprehensive reference book for biological researchers and for advanced students. This book is appropriate for a one- or two-semester, junior or graduate-level course in biostatistics, biometry, quantitative biology, or statistics, and assumes a prerequisite of algebra.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 960 pages
  • 200.66 x 254 x 35.56mm | 1,519.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0131008463
  • 9780131008465
  • 1,058,141

About Jerrold H. Zar

Jerrold H. Zar received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University in 1962. He later earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biology and zoology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Zar then returned to Northern Illinois University for 34 years to serve in a variety of capacities. He joined the faculty at NIU as an Assistant Professor in 1968 and quickly rose through the ranks of associate and full professor to become Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences in 1978. He served two terms as Chair of the Department and then, became the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the Graduate School. He was a founder of the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program and the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunities Program, where he helped create and protect fellowship opportunities for minority graduate students at universities across the state. Zar is a member of 17 professional scientific societies, including being an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His many research publications cover a range of topics, from statistical analysis to physiological adaptations of animals to their environment.show more

Table of contents

1. Data: Types and Presentations2. Populations and Samples3. Measures of Central Tendency4. Measures of Variability and Dispersion5. Probabilities6. The Normal Distribution7. One-Sample Hypotheses8. Two-Sample Hypotheses9. Paired-Sample Hypotheses10. Multisample Hypotheses and the Analysis of Variance11. Multiple Comparisons12. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance13. Data Transformations14. Multiway Factorial Analysis of Variance15. Nested (Hierarchical) Analysis of Variance16. Multivariate Analysis of Variance17. Simple Linear Regression18. Comparing Simple Linear Regression Equations19. Simple Linear Correlation20. Multiple Regression and Correlation21. Polynomial Regression22. Testing for Goodness of Fit23. Contingency Tables24. Dichotomous Variables25. Testing for Randomness26. Circular Distributions: Descriptive Statistics27. Circular Distributions: Hypothesis TestingAppendix A: The Greek AlphabetAppendix B: Statistical Tables and GraphsAppendix C: The Effects of Coding DataAppendix B: Analysis of Variance Hypothesis TestingAnswers to ExercisesLiterature CitedAuthor IndexSubject Indexshow more

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