By Katsumi Kobayashi

Statistics performs a tremendous function in pharmacology and comparable matters comparable to toxicology and drug discovery and improvement. mistaken statistical device choice for studying the knowledge got from reports may end up in wrongful interpretation of the functionality or security of gear. This ebook communicates statistical instruments in uncomplicated language. The examples used are just like those who scientists stumble upon usually of their learn quarter. The authors offer cognitive clues for number of acceptable instruments to investigate the information got from the stories and clarify how you can interpret the results of the statistical research.

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It is evident from the Table that the assumption of ‘all animals having comparable body weight’ is incorrect. In animal experiments, one can seldom get identical animals. ) among them. 1. Body weight of rats (g) Column 1 Rat No. 2 - animal experimentation. Let us try to ¿nd an estimate for these differences. 6 g. Now, calculate the difference of each observation from the mean value (X– X ). 1. One may think that an estimate of the deviations can be obtained easily by summing up (X– X ). By doing so what you get is a zero.

The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test is used to analyse continuous distributions. The Lilliefors test is a modi¿ed Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. The Shapiro-Wilk W test is capable of detecting non-normality for a wide variety of statistical distributions. , 2003). , 2009). The chi-square test is an excellent test to examine whether the data are normally distributed. The major advantage of the chi-square test is that it can be applied to discrete distributions and its disadvantage is that it requires a larger sample size.

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