A user-friendly and accessible introduction to the application of statistical methods within veterinary science
Interpreting statistical information and carrying out statistical procedures is an integral part of veterinary science. This book aims to dispel the fear that frequently surrounds the use of statistics, and is written in a non-mathematical style with an emphasis on assimilating underlying concepts and correctly interpreting computer output. Statistical methods are introduced using real, high-quality data sets and typical veterinary research questions, which are placed at the heart of the statistical science.
Assuming no previous experience of statistics, An Introduction to Statistics in the Veterinary Sciences provides the reader with the necessary information to handle numerical data and critically appraise statistical methodology in the literature in the fields of veterinary science. A variety of data sets obtained from veterinary practice, research and public health and practical research questions are used to illustrate the methodology, and will render the book of interest to veterinary practitioners, students and research scientists alike.
An Introduction to Statistics in the Veterinary Sciences:
* Presents an overview of statistics for use in the veterinary sciences.
* Introduces statistical concepts in an accessible manner, avoiding the use of complex mathematics.
* Includes numerous worked real examples which make use of real data or are motivated by realistic topics.
* Is based on the author's extensive experience of teaching statistics to veterinary scientists.
This book will prove a valuable resource for any veterinarian or research scientist who needs to use statistics in their professional practice.