Author : Patricia de Winter, Peter M. B. Cahusac
Description:To form a strong grounding in human-related sciences it is essential for students to grasp the fundamental concepts of statistical analysis, rather than simply learning to use statistical software. Although the software is useful, it does not arm a student with the skills necessary to formulate the experimental design and analysis of a research project in later years of study or indeed, if working in research.This textbook deftly covers a topic that many students find difficult. With an engaging and accessible style it provides the necessary background and tools for students to use statistics confidently and creatively in their studies and future career.Key features:Up-to-date methodology, techniques and current examples relevant to the analysis of large data sets, putting statistics in contextStrong emphasis on experimental designClear illustrations throughout that support and clarify the textA companion website with explanations on how to apply learning to related software packagesThis is an introductory book written for undergraduate biomedical and social science students with a focus on human health, interactions, and disease. It is also useful for graduate students in these areas, and for practitioners requiring a modern refresher.