Fourth Edition   ©2018

Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences

Brigitte Baldi (University of California, Irvine) , David S. Moore (Purdue University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-01337-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-01337-0; Format: Cloth Text, 768 pages

The changes for this edition align The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences with the revised 2016 GAISE report. (See Page 3 for Executive Summary).

New Data Sets

New and updated examples and exercises, approximately 30% throughout the text, ensure that the content remains timely and relevant—and real!

Contents changes and reorganization

Based on the valuable feedback of instructors using Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences as well as reviewers’ comments, the following changes more accurately reflect how data is analyzed in the life science.

  • Technology at the forefront. Increase in emphasis on technology rather than tables of critical values (such tables will still be covered as an alternative for students without access to technology).
  • Greater focus on interpretation. More exercises for interpreting software output and research and news reports appear throughout the text.
  • Shift from computation to interpretation with quantitative data. Chapter 2 de-emphasizes hand-computations of summary statistics to focus more on concept and interpretation and less on step by step computations.
  • Change to treatment of stemplots. Stemplots are no longer covered as a core graph (however, some end-of-chapter exercises to show students how to read and create simple stemplots).
  • Redesigned review chapters. Review chapters now contain comprehensive exercises covering material from a set of chapters rather than simply providing more chapter-specific exercises.

Online technology appendices

New software basics technology appendices will include detailed instruction on how to perform relevant statistical tests for various software packages (available online) www.macmillanhighered.com/psls4e.