Statistics for the Life Sciences is an introductory text in statistics, specifically addressed
to students specializing in the life sciences. Its primary aims are (1) to show students
how statistical reasoning is used in biological, medical, and agricultural research;
(2) to enable students to confidently carry out simple statistical analyses and to interpret
the results; and (3) to raise students’ awareness of basic statistical issues such as
randomization, confounding, and the role of independent replication.