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<td><font face="tahoma" size="2" color="#000099">The <b>statistics portal</b> might become a central place for everything related to statistical analysis in biological research. As a central starting point it might provide links to pages discussing individual statistical topics in detail as well as listing useful software and recommended external web pages. Help it grow by contributing content.</font>
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<font face="tahoma" size="2" color="#000099">The '''statistics portal''' is a central place for everything related to statistical analysis in biological research. As a central starting point it might provide links to pages discussing individual statistical topics in detail as well as listing useful software and recommended external web pages. Help it grow by contributing content.</font>
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* [[representing data numerically]]
* [[representing data numerically]]
* [[representing data graphically]]
* [[representing data graphically]]
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* [[guide to statistics software]]
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* [[R Statistics]]
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* Microsoft's [[wikipedia:Microsoft Excel|Excel]] and OpenOffice's [[wikipedia:OpenOffice.org Calc|Calc]] are of limited use for statistical analysis
* Microsoft's [[wikipedia:Microsoft Excel|Excel]] and OpenOffice's [[wikipedia:OpenOffice.org Calc|Calc]] are of limited use for statistical analysis
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===Recommended Links===
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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
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:Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
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Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
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I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.
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:Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
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Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
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:Fletcher Knebel
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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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:Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
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* [[wikipedia:Biostatistics|biostatistics]]
* [[wikipedia:Biostatistics|biostatistics]]
* measures of central tendency: [[wikipedia:mean|mean]], [[wikipedia:median|median]], [[wikipedia:mode|mode]]
* measures of central tendency: [[wikipedia:mean|mean]], [[wikipedia:median|median]], [[wikipedia:mode|mode]]
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====Forums====
* [http://www.protocol-online.org/forums/index.php?showforum=1 Bioinformatics & biostatistics subforum] at protocol-online.org. This subforum is mostly bioinformatics with only some statistics threads. The forum is very active with over 20k registered members and usually >200 users online.
* [http://www.protocol-online.org/forums/index.php?showforum=1 Bioinformatics & biostatistics subforum] at protocol-online.org. This subforum is mostly bioinformatics with only some statistics threads. The forum is very active with over 20k registered members and usually >200 users online.
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====Tutorials====
* [http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/bto/statistics/tress1.html The really easy statistics site] by Jim Deacon, Uni of Edinburgh - great starting point
* [http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/bto/statistics/tress1.html The really easy statistics site] by Jim Deacon, Uni of Edinburgh - great starting point
* [[BMJ Statistics Notes series]] - very accessible article series on statistics in medicine  
* [[BMJ Statistics Notes series]] - very accessible article series on statistics in medicine  
* Intuitive Biostatistics, chapter 37: [http://www.graphpad.com/www/book/Choose.htm Choosing a statistical test] and chapter 12: [http://www.graphpad.com/www/book/Interpret.htm Interpreting nonsignificant p values] from the site of the GraphPad software
* Intuitive Biostatistics, chapter 37: [http://www.graphpad.com/www/book/Choose.htm Choosing a statistical test] and chapter 12: [http://www.graphpad.com/www/book/Interpret.htm Interpreting nonsignificant p values] from the site of the GraphPad software
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====Online books====
* [http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html HyperStat] statistics textbook by David Lane (prof. for psychology & statistics)
* [http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html HyperStat] statistics textbook by David Lane (prof. for psychology & statistics)
* [http://www.tufts.edu/~gdallal/LHSP.HTM The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice] by Gerard E. Dallal (chief of the Biostatistics Unit, Tufts Uni)
* [http://www.tufts.edu/~gdallal/LHSP.HTM The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice] by Gerard E. Dallal (chief of the Biostatistics Unit, Tufts Uni)
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* [http://www.visualstatistics.net/Visual%20Statistics%20Multimedia/Outline%20of%20Visual%20Statistics.htm Visual Statistics Book] by Cruise Scientific
* [http://www.visualstatistics.net/Visual%20Statistics%20Multimedia/Outline%20of%20Visual%20Statistics.htm Visual Statistics Book] by Cruise Scientific
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===Quotes===
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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
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:Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
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Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
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:Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
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I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.
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:Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
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Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
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:Fletcher Knebel
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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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:Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
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Revision as of 12:23, 7 September 2007

The statistics portal is a central place for everything related to statistical analysis in biological research. As a central starting point it might provide links to pages discussing individual statistical topics in detail as well as listing useful software and recommended external web pages. Help it grow by contributing content.

Topics

Software

Recommended Links

Background reading from the Wikipedia

Forums

  • Bioinformatics & biostatistics subforum at protocol-online.org. This subforum is mostly bioinformatics with only some statistics threads. The forum is very active with over 20k registered members and usually >200 users online.
  • add here

Tutorials

Online books

Quotes

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.

Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

Fletcher Knebel

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)


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