Applied Statistical Methods in Agriculture, Health and Life Sciences
2014, XXXIII, 799 p. 536 illus., 61 illus. in color.
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No matter the statistical software program you use, this book will teach you to apply crucial statistical methods to research questions
Definitive introductory text in statistics is developed for students in agriculture, nursing, biology and biomedical research to showcase development of new tools and theories for analysis, diagnostics and methodology
Unique combination of examples are approached from different perspectives highlight the strength of statistical software programs Stata, MINITAB and R for particular functions
Features fully optimized ebook and electronic supplementary material for easy use
This textbook teaches crucial statistical methods to answer research questions using a unique range of statistical software programs, including MINITAB and R. This textbook is developed for undergraduate students in agriculture, nursing, biology and biomedical research. Graduate students will also find it to be a useful way to refresh their statistics skills and to reference software options. The unique combination of examples is approached using MINITAB and R for their individual strengths. Subjects covered include among others data description, probability distributions, experimental design, regression analysis, randomized design and biological assay. Unlike other biostatistics textbooks, this text also includes outliers, influential observations in regression and an introduction to survival analysis. Material is taken from the author's extensive teaching and research in Africa, USA and the UK. Sample problems, references and electronic supplementary material accompany each chapter.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »Agricultural statistics - Applied Statistics - Biomedicine statistics - Biostatistics - Statistics for medical students - Statistics for nurses