Data Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Confidence Intervals
In this Appendix, we provide an outline of methods used in analyzing molecular biology data. We give a summary of types of data encountered and the appropriate methods to apply for the questions of interest. Statistical techniques described include the t test, the Wilcoxon rank sum test, the Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon test, ANOVA, regression, and the chi-square test. For each method, we give the appropriate assumptions, the details of the test, and a complete concrete example to follow. We also discuss related ideas such as multiple comparisons and why correlation does not imply causation.
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