A Concise Guide to Statistics, Paperback / softback Book

A Concise Guide to Statistics Paperback / softback

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Statistics series


The text gives a concise introduction into fundamental concepts in statistics.

Chapter 1: Short exposition of probability theory, using generic examples.

Chapter 2: Estimation in theory and practice, using biologically motivated examples.

Maximum-likelihood estimation in covered, including Fisher information and power computations.

Methods for calculating confidence intervals and robust alternatives to standard estimators are given.

Chapter 3: Hypothesis testing with emphasis on concepts, particularly type-I , type-II errors, and interpreting test results.

Several examples are provided. T-tests are used throughout, followed important other tests and robust/nonparametric alternatives.

Multiple testing is discussed in more depth, and combination of independent tests is explained.

Chapter 4: Linear regression, with computations solely based on R.

Multiple group comparisons with ANOVA are covered together with linear contrasts, again using R for computations.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 111 pages, 5 Tables, black and white; 33 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 111 p. 33 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
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  • Category: Probability & statistics
  • ISBN: 9783642235016

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