APPENDIX 4A Statistical Analysis
Published Online: 1 OCT 2008
Copyright © 2008 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques
How to Cite
Kloke, J. and Hardin, J. 2008. Statistical Analysis. Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques. 00:4A:A.4A.1–A.4A.30.
- Published Online: 1 OCT 2008
- Published Print: JAN 2008
In this Appendix, we provide an outline of methods used in analyzing molecular biology data. We give a summary of types of data encountered and the appropriate methods to apply for the questions of interest. Statistical techniques described include the t test, the Wilcoxon rank sum test, the Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon test, ANOVA, regression, and the chi-square test. For each method, we give the appropriate assumptions, the details of the test, and a complete concrete example to follow. We also discuss related ideas such as multiple comparisons and why correlation does not imply causation.
- Data Analysis;
- Hypothesis Testing;
- Confidence Intervals