Statistics for Experimental Biologists


Topic index

Key books

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Connecting scientists with the knowledge they need


This website was started to solve two related problems:

  1. How to connect researchers with the information they need to do their jobs properly.
  2. How to improve the quality of preclinical biomedical science.

It has been developed specifically for laboratory-based experimental biologists, and therefore the examples will be familiar and relevant to anyone with such a background. The articles consist of "how-to" topics (including what not to do), key concepts and ideas, key papers and books (all suitable for biologists), and the occasional opinion piece. It is assumed that readers will have taken a first course in statistics and are familiar with t-tests, ANOVA, and regression.

Update Jan 2017: This site will be updated infrequently as most of the planned topics have been incorporated into a book (details below).

Recent articles


Experimental design and statistics book for biologists now available! Based on the material from this website, plus many more topics covered.


Using computers to make life easier and research more reproducible.
Combining data

Three ways to combine results across experiments.

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