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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>  <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 graphically]]  * [[representing data graphically]]  
* [[significance tests]]  * [[significance tests]]  
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* [[guide to Excel for statistics]]  * [[guide to Excel for statistics]]  
+  * [[Logistic function]]  
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* measures of central tendency: [[wikipedia:meanmean]], [[wikipedia:medianmedian]], [[wikipedia:modemode]]  * measures of central tendency: [[wikipedia:meanmean]], [[wikipedia:medianmedian]], [[wikipedia:modemode]]  
* normal distributions: [[wikipedia:normal distributionnormal distribution]], [[wikipedia:standard deviationstandard deviation]], [[wikipedia:variancevariance]], [[wikipedia:standard error of the meanstandard error of the mean]] from the Wikipedia  * normal distributions: [[wikipedia:normal distributionnormal distribution]], [[wikipedia:standard deviationstandard deviation]], [[wikipedia:variancevariance]], [[wikipedia:standard error of the meanstandard error of the mean]] from the Wikipedia  
  * significance tests: [[wikipedia:Statistical significancesignificance]], [[wikipedia:confidence intervalconfidence interval]], [[wikipedia:Student's ttestt test]], [[wikipedia:ANOVAANOVA]]  +  * significance tests: [[wikipedia:Statistical significancesignificance]], [[wikipedia:confidence intervalconfidence interval]], [[wikipedia:Student's ttestt test]], [[wikipedia:ANOVAANOVA]], [[wikipedia:Margin_of_errormargin of error]], [http://blogs.salon.com/0001561/stories/2003/12/31/pollsAndMarginOfErrorALittleExplainer.html Polls and margin of error] 
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* [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)  
  * [http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/  +  * [http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/ Electronic Statistics Textbook] by StatSoft 
  * [http://www.  +  * [http://udel.edu/~mcdonald/statintro.html Handbook of Biological Statistics] 
+  * [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/edu/powerpouvoir/toctdm/5214718eng.htm Statistics: Power from Data!]  
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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  
:Mark Twain (1835  1910)  :Mark Twain (1835  1910)  
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Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.  Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.  
:Evan Esar (1899  1995)  :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.  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)  :Sir Winston Churchill (1874  1965)  
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Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.  Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.  
:Fletcher Knebel  :Fletcher Knebel  
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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.  There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. 
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QuotesFacts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
