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Analysis of Covariance: ANCOVA

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 3663 words.

ANCOVA of designed experiments combines one categorical and one continuous explanatory variable. Panel plots are usually the best way to graphically display ANCOVA designs with a separate...

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The application of social network theory to animal behaviour

Amelia Coleing.

in Bioscience Horizons: The International Journal of Student Research

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 6661 words.

Social network analysis (SNA) is a mathematical technique for analysing social relationships and the patterns and implications of these relationships (Wasserman S, Faust K (1994) Social...

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Approaches to ecological modelling

Otso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt and Maria del Mar Delgado.

in Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

May 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 3528 words.

This chapter provides a general introduction to mathematical and statistical modelling in ecology and evolutionary biology. The chapter starts by introducing the scientific process,...

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Approaches to statistical inference

Michael A. McCarthy.

in Ecological Statistics

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 14178 words.

If your data does not require statistical analysis, then you are probably not doing ecology. In an environment that can be very variable, and where data are usually expensive or difficult...

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Biotic interactions

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson.

in Invasion Dynamics

January 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 22496 words.

Invasive alien species cause impacts partly through the changes they impose on biotic interactions which lead to altered ecosystem processes in recipient systems. This chapter reviews the...

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Community assembly and succession

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson.

in Invasion Dynamics

January 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 16791 words.

Community ecology deals with the succession, coexistence, and diversity patterns of species at the assembly level. Community assembly rules are hypotheses, often supported by limited...

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Community ecology

Otso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt and Maria del Mar Delgado.

in Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

May 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 18631 words.

This chapter introduces mathematical and statistical modelling approaches in community ecology. It starts with a conceptual section, continues with mathematical and statistical sections,...

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Comparing Groups: Analysis of Variance

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8816 words.

Analysis of variance is introduced using a worked analysis of some data collected by Charles Darwin on inbreeding depression in experimental maize plants. ANOVA is used to compare the...

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Comparing Groups: Student’s <i>t</i>-test

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 3856 words.

This chapter re-analyses Darwin’s maize data that were introduced in Chapter 2. Here t-tests and confidence intervals are used and compared with the ANOVA approach. Confidence intervals are...

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Comparisons Using Estimates and Intervals

Andy Hector.

in The New Statistics with R

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biomathematics and Statistics; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4340 words.

This chapter pulls together material from earlier chapters to give an introductory user’s guide to error bars and intervals. There is no ‘best’ interval that suits all needs. Several...

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