Applied Statistics with R: A Practical Guide for the Life Sciences (Paperback)

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Applied Statistics with R: A Practical Guide for the Life Sciences (Paperback)

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The statistical analyses that students of the life-sciences are being expected to perform are becoming increasingly advanced. Whether at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level, this book provides the tools needed to properly analyze your data in an efficient, accessible,
plainspoken, frank, and occasionally humorous manner, ensuring that readers come away with the knowledge of which analyses they should use and when they should use them.
The book uses the statistical language R, which is the choice of ecologists worldwide and is rapidly becoming the 'go-to' stats program throughout the life-sciences. Furthermore, by using a single, real-world dataset throughout the book, readers are encouraged to become deeply familiar with an
imperfect but realistic set of data. Indeed, early chapters are specifically designed to teach basic data manipulation skills and build good habits in preparation for learning more advanced analyses. This approach also demonstrates the importance of viewing data through different lenses,
facilitating an easy and natural progression from linear and generalized linear models through to mixed effects versions of those same analyses. Readers will also learn advanced plotting and data-wrangling techniques, and gain an introduction to writing their own functions.
Applied Statistics with R is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students, professional researchers, and practitioners throughout the life-sciences, whether in the fields of ecology, evolution, environmental studies, or computational biology.
Justin C. Touchon, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Vassar College, USA Justin C. Touchon is Assistant Professor of Biology at the Department of Biology, Vassar College, New York, USA. His research focuses primarily on phenotypic plasticity, aiming to understand its causes and consequences. He also studies the evolution of terrestrial reproduction in a group of Centraland South American treefrogs in the genus Dendropsophus. He has taught an annual statistics workshop at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute for over 10 years and has developed an effective approach upon which this book is based.
Product Details ISBN: 9780198869337
ISBN-10: 0198869339
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: August 30th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English