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Introduction to design and analysis of experiments
Cobb, George W.
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New York : Springer, [1998]

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xxx, 795 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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QA279 .C625 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This is an applied introduction to statistics for students with no background in the subject. The author places emphasis on choosing sound design structures, then discusses ANOVA before going on to explore real data sets using a variety of graphs and numerical methods. Throughout, the author emphasizes the contextual understanding and interpretation of data analysis, rather than stressing formal deductive, mathematical reasoning. The more difficult algebraic discussions are contained in optional sections.

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A very unconventional applied approach to design and analysis of experiments because of its organization and exposition, this book can be used as a resource for undergraduate biology and psychology majors or for graduate students who need statistics. Cobb points out that most design books do not necessarily teach design but, instead, ways of analyzing someone else's experiments. Such books also approach design and ANOVA by emphasizing its deductive structure. Cobb, however, does emphasize the design itself and is more concerned with interpretation than mathematical rigor or derivations. Most sections include a summary, review exercises that require quick answers, a vocabulary drill or drill for computational skills, and detailed notes and sources. The overall approach of the book is toward active learning, so that even the nonmathematical student will understand without hearing the lecture first. Recommended. Undergraduates; graduates; professionals. D. J. Gougeon; University of Scranton