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Book Reviews ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE AND COVARIANCE: HOW TO CHOOSE AND
 

Summary: Book Reviews
ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE AND COVARIANCE: HOW TO CHOOSE AND
CONSTRUCT MODELS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES. By C. Patrick
Doncaster and Andrew J.H. Davey. New York, NY:
Cambridge University Press. 2007. 288 pp. ISBN 978-
0-521-68447-7. $52.99 (paper).
An abundance of texts that describe parametric statisti-
cal theory and methods are available, especially for the
general linear model. It is uncommon, however, for these
texts to provide both statistical mechanics and practical
examples that not only are appropriate to biological lines
of inquiry, but also serve as guidelines for developing ex-
perimental designs. Those books that perform these
tasks are, on the whole, burdened by discussions on the
breadth of statistical methods available, without the
luxury of detailed consideration of any subset of those
analytical models.
Doncaster and Davey's Analysis of Variance and Co-
variance is a rare example of a book that performs all of
these functions while focusing on a particular family of

  

Source: Auerbach, Benjamin M. - Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine