From the reviews:
“It presents the statistical concepts/methods starting with biological examples and leads the reader using R commands as guidelines. The author uses all opportunities to emphasize the close connection between statistics and other fields, making this textbook a good start for interdisciplinary studies. … written for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates to researchers, from readers with a strong statistical background who wish to understand how to approach biological data sets, to readers who wish to use statistical methods to mine for information.” (Irina Ioana Mohorianu, zbMATH, Vol. 1275, 2014)
This book is, however, unique and distinct from others in the field that it presents R-Commander - a useful tool for teaching basic statistics to students who do not have a computer programming background. The Appendix A provides the simple instructions for its installation on a computer and introduces the reader to the R-Commander window. The author presents statistical methods by their direct application to numerous past scientific studies that are publicly available. In addition, the various data sets are available online and can be downloaded which makes the text ideal as a teaching aid. A balance has been struck between mathematical rigour and readability; with more complex concepts that are of limited application in everyday analyses relegated to the end of each chapter in Advanced sections.
International Statistical Review, 81, 3, 2013, Review by Carl M. O’Brien