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Readership: Intermediate and advanced level undergraduate biosciences students studying a course on research methods, or embarking on a research project. Also an invaluable reference for postgraduates who need a
refresher in the essential aspects of planning, conducting, and analysing a research project.
Debbie Holmes, University of Worcester, Peter Moody, University of Worcester, and Diana Dine, University of Worcester
"This book is a wonderful introduction to research and should go a long way towards helping the reader to become a fully rounded and independent scientist." - Ana Claudia Mendes Malhado, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
Review(s) from previous edition"Well-organised and easy to read, Research Methods for the Biosciences is a useful tool for undergraduates, not to mention those involved in teaching in this field. - David Sotres, Good Clinical Practice Journal, August 2006
Section 1: Planning your experiment
1: Where do I begin?
2: Planning your experiment
3: Questions, focus groups, and interviews
4: Research, the law, and you
Section 2: Handling your data
5: What to do with raw data
6: An introduction to hypothesis testing
7: Hypothesis testing: do my data fit an expected ratio?
8: Hypothesis testing: associations and relationships
9: Hypothesis testing: do my samples come from the same population? Parametric data
10: Hypothesis testing: do my samples come from the same population? Non-parametric data
Section 3: Reporting your results
11: Reporting your research
Appendix a.How to choose a research project
Appendix b.Planning your experiment
Appendix c.Which statistical test should I choose?
Appendix d.Tables of critical values for statistical tests
Appendix e.Maths and statistics