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Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science

Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science

by Paul Watson and Aviva Petrie
Paperback
Publication Date: 23/04/2013
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Banish your fears of statistical analysis using this clearly
written and highly successful textbook. Statistics for
Veterinary and Animal Science Third Edition is an introductory
text which assumes no previous knowledge of statistics. It
starts with very basic methodology and builds on it to encompass
some of the more advanced techniques that are currently used.
This book will enable you to handle numerical data and critically
appraise the veterinary and animal science literature. Written in a
non-mathematical way, the emphasis is on understanding the
underlying concepts and correctly interpreting computer output, and
not on working through mathematical formulae.


Key features:





Flow charts are provided to enable you to choose the correct
statistical analyses in different situations

Numerous real worked examples are included to help you master
the procedures

Two statistical packages, SPSS and Stata, are used to analyse
data to familiarise you with typical computer output

The data sets from the examples in the book are available as
electronic files to download from the book?s companion
website in ASCII, Excel, SPSS, Stata and R
Workspace formats, allowing you to practice using your own
software and fully get to grips with the techniques

A clear indication is provided of the more advanced or obscure
topics so that, if desired, you can skip them without loss of
continuity.



New to this edition:





New chapter on reporting guidelines relevant to veterinary
medicine as a ready reference for those wanting to follow best
practice in planning and writing up research

New chapter on critical appraisal of randomized controlled
trials and observational studies in the published literature: a
template is provided which is used to critically appraise two
papers

New chapter introducing specialist topics: ethical issues of
animal investigations, spatial statistics, veterinary surveillance,
and statistics in molecular and quantitative genetics

Expanded glossaries of notation and terms

Additional exercises and further explanations added throughout
to make the book more comprehensive.



Carrying out statistical procedures and interpreting the results
is an integral part of veterinary and animal science. This is the
only book on statistics that is specifically written for veterinary
science and animal science students, researchers and
practitioners.
ISBN:
9780470670750
9780470670750
Category:
Veterinary medicine
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
23-04-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
3rd Edition
Pages:
408
Dimensions (mm):
243x191x25mm
Weight:
0.8kg

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