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The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Andy Hector

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Statistics is a fundamental component of the scientific toolbox, but learning the basics of this area of mathematics is one of the most challenging parts of a research training. This book gives an ... More


Introduction

Andy Hector

in The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

The chapter sets out the aims of the book, the approach, what is covered in the book and what is not. The book starts by introducing several different variations of the basic linear model analysis ... More


Building and Using Phylogenies

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies

in Phylogenies in Ecology: A Guide to Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157689
eISBN:
9781400881192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explains how to build a phylogeny for a certain set of species. A phylogenetic tree is a representation of species interrelatedness and conveys information about which taxa share recent ... More


Mixed-Effects Models

Andy Hector

in The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This chapter introduces mixed-effects models that combine fixed and random effects. Fixed and random effects are compared and contrasted and the differences in the R output compared with linear ... More


Ecological Statistics: Contemporary theory and application

Gordon A. Fox, Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich, and Vinicio J. Sosa (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199672547
eISBN:
9780191796487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672547.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This book discusses the change in use of statistics in ecology—especially the increased use (over the last two decades) of more sophisticated statistical and computational methods. This book also ... More


Comparisons Using Estimates and Intervals

Andy Hector

in The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This chapter pulls together material from earlier chapters to give an introductory user’s guide to error bars and intervals. There is no ‘best’ interval that suits all needs. Several different types ... More


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