Good Statistical Practice for Natural Resources Research
Edited by R Stern, R Coe, E Allan, I Dale
This book provides a practical approach to applying statistics to a wide variety of studies or projects.
It will help bring together the biophysical and socioeconomic aspects, that are increasingly seen as integral to
successful natural resources management. The topics covered include types of study in NRM, planning, data
management and analysis. The book has been written for advanced students and professionals in all disciplines in
agriculture, forestry, rural development, environmental and related sciences.
Paperback 416 pp ISBN 9780851997223
Readership: Advanced students and professionals in all disciplines in agriculture, forestry, rural development,
environmental and related sciences.
Part 1: Introduction
What is Natural Resources Research?
At Least Read This
Part 2: Planning
Introduction to Research Planning
Concepts Underlying Experiments
Surveys and Studies of Human Subjects
Surveying Land and Natural Populations
Planning Effective Experiments
Part 3: Data Management
Data Management Issues and Problems
Use of Spreadsheet Packages
The Role of a Database Package
Developing a Data Management Strategy
Use of Statistical Software
Part 4: Analysis
Analysis - Aims and Approaches
The DIY Toolbox - General Ideas
Analysis of Survey Data
Analysis of Experimental Data
General Linear Models
The Craftsman's Toolbox
Informative Presentation of Tables, Graphs and Statistics
Part 5: Where Next?
Current Trends and their Implications for Good Practice
Resources and Further Reading
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