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Statistics for Biology and Health

Statistical Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments

Authors: Kaltenbach, Hans-Michael

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  • Presents a thorough overview of the design and analysis of experiments
  • Discusses and applies effect size measures and their estimation
  • Provides datasets and R code, allowing the reader to reproduce the examples
  • Introduces Hasse diagrams for visualizing and constructing designs
  • Includes a discussion on good statistical practice
  • Illustrated with real-life examples
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About this Textbook

This richly illustrated book provides an overview of the design and analysis of experiments with a focus on non-clinical experiments in the life sciences, including animal research. It covers the most common aspects of experimental design such as handling multiple treatment factors and improving precision. In addition, it addresses experiments with large numbers of treatment factors and response surface methods for optimizing experimental conditions or biotechnological yields.

The book emphasizes the estimation of effect sizes and the principled use of statistical arguments in the broader scientific context. It gradually transitions from classical analysis of variance to modern linear mixed models, and provides detailed information on power analysis and sample size determination, including ‘portable power’ formulas for making quick approximate calculations. In turn, detailed discussions of several real-life examples illustrate the complexities and aberrations that can arise in practice.

Chiefly intended for students, teachers and researchers in the fields of experimental biology and biomedicine, the book is largely self-contained and starts with the necessary background on basic statistical concepts. The underlying ideas and necessary mathematics are gradually introduced in increasingly complex variants of a single example. Hasse diagrams serve as a powerful method for visualizing and comparing experimental designs and deriving appropriate models for their analysis. Manual calculations are provided for early examples, allowing the reader to follow the analyses in detail. More complex calculations rely on the statistical software R, but are easily transferable to other software.

Though there are few prerequisites for effectively using the book, previous exposure to basic statistical ideas and the software R would be advisable.

About the authors

Dr. Kaltenbach is a Senior Scientist at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a diploma in mathematics and a PhD in bioinformatics, and previously worked in industry as a statistical consultant. His research combines statistics and applied mathematics in the context of biology and medicine. He is the author of A Concise Guide to Statistics (2012) and has extensive experience in teaching and consulting on experimental design and statistical analysis in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69641-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69640-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments
Authors
Series Title
Statistics for Biology and Health
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69641-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69641-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69640-5
Series ISSN
1431-8776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 269
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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