Asking Questions in Biology: A Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects (5e) : 9781292085999

Asking Questions in Biology: A Guide to Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design and Presentation in Practical Work and Research Projects (5e)

Gilbert / Mcgregor / Barnard
 
Edition
 
5
ISBN
 
9781292085999
ISBN 10
 
1292085991
Published
 
31/01/2017
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
Pages
 
264
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$70.99
 
 
Title type
 
$49.99
 
 
Description

Asking and answering questions is the cornerstone of science, yet formal training in understanding this key process is often overlooked.

Asking Questions in Biology unpacks this crucial process of enquiry, from a biological perspective, at its various stages.

 

Table of contents
  • Preface
  • 1   Doing science:
  • Where do questions come from?
  • 2   Asking questions:
  • The art of framing hypotheses and predictions
  • 3   Answering questions:
  • What do the results say?
  • 4   Presenting information:
  • How to communicate outcomes and conclusions
  • Test finder and help guide
  • Some self-test questions
  • Appendix I: Table of confidence limits to the median
  • Appendix II: How to calculate some simple significance tests
  • Appendix III: Significance tables
  • Appendix IV: The common codes for the important graphical parameters of R
  • Answers to self-test questions
  • Index
  • Quick test finders
New to this edition

This edition has been completely reorganised and the statistical sections have been fully updated.

New section on extracting information from the scientific literature.

Features & benefits
  • A range of boxes within the text highlight key concepts, present worked examples spanning topics from ecology, and behaviour to toxicology and parasitology
  • Coverage of a range of tests including repeated measures designs, analysis of covariance, multiple regression and principal components analysis
  • An easy to use test finder and quick test finder guides
  • A set of useful self test questions and answers
  • Sections on using online literature databases, plagiarism, presenting findings to a non-scientific audience and ethical considerations
Author biography

The late Chris Barnard was Professor of Animal Behaviour at Nottingham University. Francis Gilbert is Professor of Ecology at Nottingham University. Peter McGregor is Research Co-ordinator for Science & Natural Environment at Cornwall College.