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Aviva Petrie , Paul Watson

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May 1 1999 063205025X 978-0632050253 1
(Blackwell Science) Univ. of London, UK. Guide to statistics for animal scientists and veterinarians. Emphasis is on understanding concepts and correct interpretation of results, in the context of computer output. Appendices contain summarized information for quick reference. For students, researchers, and practitioners. Expanded-outline. Softcover.

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"As an introduction to statistics for students of veterinary and animal science, this book is ideal as it is easy to read, has the minimum of formulae, has relevant examples and exercises, and is not too expensive."
Journal of Small Animal Practice

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A confident understanding of statistics is essential for those concerned with animal health and veterinary science. Practitioners and researchers alike must keep abreast with the literature, and evaluate competitive promotions for animal systems and health products. This book is an easy-to-use guide to statistics that will help animal scientists and veterinarians handle numerical data correctly. It assumes no prior knowledge of statistics and so enables the reader to build up an understanding of the principles and methods using real examples from companion, performance and agricultural animals. The text has been written with the non-mathematician in mind and the availability of computer statistics packages is recognized; the description of complex hand calculations is thus avoided. The emphasis throughout is on a thorough understanding of concepts and correct interpretation of results, in the context of computer output.

The book can be used as a reference guide to analysis of data and to statistical applications in experimental and clinical science. There are many cross-references between sections to allow the reader to find relevant background to the topic, and to answer specific queries. Clearly marked more advanced sections can be skipped initially without loss of continuity, but are intended for those who are familiar with the basic concepts. Helpful learning objectives and exercises enable the reader to evaluate progress in understanding. Appendices contain summarized information for ready reference.

Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science will be invaluable to students of veterinary and animal sciences, veterinary practitioners and research scientists. It will also find a ready acceptance amongst those involved with pathology services or with developing new pharmaceutical agents, and for those involved in the maintenance and care of healthy animals in performance and production.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Makes Stats Not Suck, but Not Quite July 11 2009
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a graduate student/veterinary resident taking a statistics course. This book is not required for my class, but "recommended," meaning that the instructor more or less follows this book for our lectures.

Having never had any type of stats class at all, I was pretty concerned about this class. In some ways, I still am, but this book is helping. It is pretty easy to read, and, most of the time, with each new concept introduced, there is an example to follow in the text. There are also questions to test yourself at the end of each chapter. The answers to these questions are in the back with decent explanations so if you get stuck, you can take a peek and "work backwards."

Overall, a good book especially for its target audience. Most examples are animal related. FYI...stats is still not cool. :)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally stats for my tiny brain... Jan. 12 2001
By Luis B Gomez - Published on Amazon.com
First stats book that I have read that gives me what I need in minutes. It also explains the concepts and functions that I use everyday in a manner understandable for most earthlings.
Thank you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding survey April 19 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Interpreting statistical information is a part of veterinary and animal science: college-level students will find Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science, 2nd Edition the perfect text for handling and understanding numeral data and statistics in the fields of vet and animal science. You'd expect such a book to be loaded with calculations and math: it's actually written in a non-mathematical way to emphasize underlying concepts and how to interpret computer output, and comes with a cd containing the datasets used in the examples. An outstanding survey which assumes no prior knowledge of statistics, this is a top pick for any college collection strong in veterinary science.

Diane C. Donovan

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good basic statistics, "friendly" format Feb. 8 2008
By E. Byrnes - Published on Amazon.com
This is the recommended text for my biostats refresher course, so obviously the lecturers think it's good. Good basic stats book, good examples relevant to vet and animal science research. Lots of exercises to test your knowledge of the chapters.Has all the tables and formulas required, good glossary of terms. I found it fairly easy to read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Nov. 4 2009
By Mauro Riegert Borba - Published on Amazon.com
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I am very satisfied about the content of the book i have bought and i am also glad with the delivery service of Amazon. Thanks.

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