Show More Show Less. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. A textbook for an introductory statistics course with applications and examples drawn from the biological sciences. Zar, Biostatistical Analysis, 5th Edition Pearson My only fault with this edition is the omission of the Data Tables at the end of the text. Zar received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University in Zar is a member of 17 professional scientific societies, including being an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Enormously comprehensive, topical coverage that covers all areas of the biology curriculum that benefit from that benefit from statistical analysis.
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Dimensions: The latest edition of this best-selling textbook is both comprehensive and easy to read. About the Author Jerrold H. Zar received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University in He later earned his M.
Zar then returned to Northern Illinois University for 34 years to serve in a variety of capacities. He joined the faculty at NIU as an Assistant Professor in and quickly rose through the ranks of associate and full professor to become Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences in Zar is a member of 17 professional scientific societies, including being an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His many research publications cover a range of topics, from statistical analysis to physiological adaptations of animals to their environment.
Most helpful customer reviews 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. Laubscher I have used Biostatistical analysis 2nd ed. Not only for biostatistical applications but from everything from basic statistics to data mining apps. Since private consultants have to pay from their own pockets for books, I used it for 18 years until I recently thought sounds a bit ancient! I then invested in the new, , 5th edition. I am not disappointed. It is a beautiful book with dependable methods, great explanations of some difficult topics.
The footnotes are delightful as they contain wonderful historical information about the history of the subject, the people who were and are responsible for its development and much more. One of the main features is two chapters on circular statistics. This is where the data deal, for example, with wind directions. As is so well explained by Zar, this deals with data that do not have a true zero value.
I am not aware of any book at this level that covers this topic. The author deliberately chose to avoid recommending specific software but I am disappointed that it is not mentioned, for example where the chi-square test is discussed, that there is specific software that can compute the exact p-values for the chi-square test when the asymptotic conditions are not met.
I also think that the author must think of removing most of the almost pages of tables and replace that with some basics of data mining. Data are now so prolific, also in biosciences, that I think such an addition would be very useful. Biostatistical Analysis 5th Edition 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. Excellent Book By dd Supplier: Prompt and received well ahead of schedule! Book: This is a classic.
He provides great examples with good details on the exact calculations. One should be able to perform all calculations with any usual calculator or spreadsheet. He does not delve into any derivations or higher level math such as derivatives and integrals. In fact, the entire book is very practical. This book covers from Biostatistics approach which means that there is more dealing with the nonparametric side and more dealing with metrics for species, diseases, etc.
He covers that same areas as the usual texts, but adds better examples, detail calculations and includes good interpretations. The emphasis was more on "use" rather than subtle statistical basics for the methods. And the examples are very good in how to use and applications. This area is surprisingly encountered more often than not and is always overlooked.
I would buy this book just for that section alone. In fact this approach solves a lot of those periodic, seasonal variation problems I ran across in industry.
Overall, he covers the usual stats, adds a lot of features similarity, diversity, various indices, etc. Sometimes all we want to do is solve the problem, understand the assumptions included in the method, and not dwell on deriving and interpreting or deriving from some high level, fundamental theorem. I think that when I see the methods in a rep. Past that point, I just need to apply the methods and not make mistakes.
I started with 2nd ed, bought the 3rd and 4th. And the price of the 4th because the 5th is out there is reasonable. This is one of the standard texts I keep in my library; I will be getting rid of some of those standard texts.
It also requires minimal background in science and mathematics. I have used it as a reference to bone up on statistical inference and some of the basic methodology used in clinical trials, medicine and genetics. Like: The price was just a couple of bucks - well worth it for a reference and much cheaper than the ink and paper used in an ink jet. Good for us old-timers who prefer written texts over ebooks.
Dislike: I personally prefer more sophisticated treatments that are more suitable for physics, physical sciences and engineering. I would not recommend purchasing the newest edition for which the cost increases by x. It is also of value for business, economics, and as an aid for data analysis in general. See all 57 customer reviews Biostatistical Analysis 5th Edition , by Jerrold H.
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