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Statistical Thinking from Scratch: A Primer for Scientists

M. D. Edge


In virtually every field, researchers find themselves navigating tremendous amounts of new data. Making sense of this flood of information requires much more than the rote application of traditional statistical methods. This book will train researchers to be creative and confident users of statistics by thinking hard about the application of simple methods to a small dataset. In particular, this book focuses on simple linear regression—a method with strong connections to the most important tools in applied statistics—using it as a detailed case study for teaching resampling-based, likelihood-b ... More

Keywords: data, statistics, probability, R, linear regression, estimation, statistical inference, resampling, maximum likelihood, Bayesian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827627
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. D. Edge, author
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, USA