APPENDIX 3I Statistics for the Molecular Biologist: Group Comparisons
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Ryder, E. F. and Robakiewicz, P. 2001. Statistics for the Molecular Biologist: Group Comparisons. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 67:3I:A.3I.1–A.3I.22.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: JUL 1998
In this appendix, some of the statistical tests most commonly used (and misused) in biological research are discussed. These tests are used for comparisons among groups (e.g., t test and ANOVA). A number of other important areas (e.g., linear regression, correlation, and goodness-of-fit testing) are not covered. The purpose is to enable the reader to determine rapidly the most appropriate way to analyze data, and to point out some of the most common errors to avoid.