Whitelock 2e

Written by biologists to equip students with the data analysis faculties they will need in the biological and medical fields, Analysis of Biological Data 2e teaches modern methods of statistics through the use of fascinating biological and medical cases. The authors' clear exposition rests on practicality over nuance, on biological usefulness over theoretical hand wringing, and on the focus of data rather than the mathematical foundations of statistics. Whitlock and Schluter use real data and interesting examples drawn from medical and biological literature. Every chapter has several biological or medical examples of key concepts, and each example is prefaced by a substantial description of the biological setting. The examples are illustrated with photos of the real organisms, so that students can look at what they're learning about. This emphasis on real and interesting examples carries into the problem sets as well.