# Statistics in Scientific Investigation

## Its Basis, Application, and Interpretation

• Glen McPherson
Textbook

Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

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### Introduction

In this book I have taken on the challenge of providing an insight into Statistics and a blueprint for statistical application for a wide audience. For students in the sciences and related professional areas and for researchers who may need to apply Statistics in the course of scientific experimenta­ tion, the development emphasizes the manner in which Statistics fits into the framework of the scientific method. Mathematics students will find a unified, but non-mathematical structure for Statistics which can provide the motivation for the theoretical development found in standard texts on theoretical Statistics. For statisticians and students of Statistics, the ideas contained in the book and their manner of development may aid in the de­ velopment of better communications between scientists and statisticians. The demands made of readers are twofold: a minimal mathematical prerequisite which is simply an ability to comprehend formulae containing mathematical variables, such as those derived from a high school course in algebra or the equivalent; a grasp of the process of scientific modeling which comes with ei­ ther experience in scientific experimentation or practice with solving mathematical problems.

### Keywords

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#### Authors and affiliations

• Glen McPherson
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1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

### Bibliographic information

• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4290-9
• Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
• Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
• eBook Packages
• Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4292-3
• Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4290-9
• Series Print ISSN 1431-875X
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