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Biometry: the principles and practice of statistics in biological research
Now in its fourth edition (published September 2012), this text has become the classic text on the application of statistics to biology since its initial publication in 1969.
The complete reference is:
New to this edition
An Increased Focus on Computer-Based Statistical Methods. The authors have continued to recast most of their popular boxes to use computational formulas used in the latest computer based statistical methods. These boxes demonstrate how the methods are used to solve key biometric problems and serve as brief summaries of the techniques discussed in the chapter. Computational formulas have also been replaced throughout with simpler structural formulas for ease of understanding. Topics covered in the new computational boxes include
Matrix methods. Matrix methods are introduced in new sections on multiple regression, general linear models, ancova, and curvilinear regression. A new appendix on matrix algebra is also included
New Chapter on Statistical Power and Sample Size Estimation. The new edition features a new chapter that covers statistical power, measures of effect size, and the estimation of sample size required for a test. It includes methods for constructing confidence intervals of effect sizes making use of the non-central t- and F-distributions. There is also a new sectionon problems with post-hoc power analyses.
Statistical tablesThe accompanying book of tables for the fourth edition is now available.
The complete reference to the 4th edition is:
Rohlf, F. J. and R. R. Sokal. 2012. Statistical tables. 4th edition. W. H. Freeman and Co.: New York. 258 pp. ISBN: 1-4292-4031-8.
The new version (version 4.0) of this software will be available soon (just have to finish the documentation). Version 3.3 can still be used but it does not include the newer methods added to the 4th edition of Biometry and the cross-references in the listing output are for the 3rd edition of Biometry. The software was designed to be used along side of
the text Biometry. Almost all the statistical methods in the
text are implemented in the BIOMstat software. The listing output
identifies the sections in Biometry where the user can read about
how to interpret the results of a particular analysis.