## The analysis of biological dataThe Analysis of Biological Data is a new approach to teaching introductory statistics to biology students. Whitlock and Schluter use several techniques to reach this unique audience. Throughout, they teach statistics in the context of interesting biological and medical examples; they emphasize intuitive understanding rather than an over-reliance on formulas; they focus on the data rather than the mathematical foundations of statistics; and they introduce - on a conceptual level - modern topics such as likelihood, regression, randomization, meta-analysis and the bootstrap. Instructors and students consistently praise the book's clear and engaging writing, strong visualization techniques, and the wide variety of fascinating and relevant biological examples. |

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Amazing textbook! It has an excellent approach to complicated statistics, by using engaging examples the subject is made very clear and comprehensible, even for someone who is new to statistics. I definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in knowing more about biological statistics and research data.

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INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS | 1 |

INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS | 10 |

Biology and the history of statistics | 20 |

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