Statistics for Experimental Biologists

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Experimental Design

  1. What is "n" in cell culture experiments?
  2. Randomisation I: spatial arrangement of samples
  3. Randomisation II: order of sample collection and processing
  4. Are litter effects something you need to consider?

Graphics and Visualisation

  1. Graphing repeated measures data

Analysis

  1. Don't hack up biology to fit a statistical test
  2. Pseudoreplication and how to avoid it
  3. Combining results across experiments

Basic Statistics

  1. What exactly is a p-value?

Miscellaneous

  1. Putting the methods you use into context
  2. Which statistics software to use?
  3. Useful software for biologists
  4. Scientific fraud and misconduct