Written in simple language with relevant examples, this illustrative introductory book presents best practices in experimental design and simple data analysis. Taking a practical and intuitive approach, it only uses mathematical formulae to formalize the methods where necessary and appropriate. The text features extended discussions of examples that include real data sets arising from research. The authors analyze data in detail to illustrate the use of basic formulae for simple examples while using the GenStat® statistical package for more complex examples. Each chapter offers instructions on how to obtain the example analyses in GenStat and R.
Salvador Alejandro Gezan, Suzanne Jane Clark, and Suzanne Jane Welham work in the biomathematics and bioinformatics department at Rothamsted Research.
Andrew Mead is a senior research scientist in the Horticultural Research Institute at the University of Warwick.