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Statistics for the Life Sciences (4th Edition)

Statistics for the Life Sciences (4th Edition)
Author: Myra L. Samuels - Jeffrey A. Witmer - Andrew Schaf
ISBN 13: 9780321652805
ISBN 10: 321652800
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2011-01-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 672
List Price: $203.00

Statistics for the Life Sciences, Fourth Edition, covers the key concepts of statistics as applied to the life sciences, while incorporating the tools and themes of modern data analysis. This text uses an abundance of real data in the exercises and examples, and minimizes computation, so that readers can focus on the statistical concepts and issues, not the mathematics. Basic algebra is assumed as a prerequisite.


An introductory book/disk text in statistics, for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the life sciences. Its aims are to show students how statistical reasoning is used in biological, medical, and agricultural research; to enable students to carry out simple statistical analyses and to interpret results; and to raise awareness of basic statistical issues. Chapter exercise are designed to reduce computational effort and focus attention on concepts, with only a few exercises requiring a computer. Assumes a prior course in algebra. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.