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Useful Textbooks on Statistics and Experimental Design

There are many textbooks on statistics which range from an elementary introduction to more specialised texts such as books on non-parametric statistical methods. Some are associated with computer software such as MINITAB and R. Others listed here are older, not linked to specific software, but are still useful for reference purposes. Most will be available new or used from Amazon and other on-line book shops. Those highlighted are particularly useful for a general understanding of statistics and experimental design (NB there may be more recent editions than those listed)


Altman DG. 1991. Practical statistics for medical research. London, Glasgow, New York: Chapman and Hall. 611 p.
Altman DG, Machin D, Bryant TN, Gardiner MJ. 2000. Statistics with confidence. London: BMJ Press.
Clarke GM. 1994. Statistics and Experimental Design: An introduction for Biologists and Biochemists. London, Melbourne, Auckland: Edward Arnold. 208 p.
Cochran WG, Cox GM. 1957. Experimental designs. New York, London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 611 p.
Cox DR. 1958. Planning experiments. New York: John Wiley and Sons. 208 p.
Dalgaard P. 2003. Introductory statistics with R. New York, Berlin: Springer. 267 p.
Duley L, Farrell B. 2002. Clinical trials. London: BMJ Books. 113 p.
Dytham C. 2003. Choosing and Using Statistics a Biologist’s Guide 2nd Edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 248pp.
Everitt BS, Hothorn T. 2006. A handbook of statistical analysis using R. Chapman & Hall. 304 p.
Festing MFW, Overend P, Gaines Das R, Cortina Borja M, Berdoy M. 2002. The Design of Animal Experiments. London: Laboratory Animals Ltd. 112 p.
Fisher RA. 1960. The design of experiments. New York: Hafner Publishing Company, Inc. 248 p.
Friedman LM, Furberg CD, DeMets DL. 1996. Fundamentals of Clinical trials. St. Louis, Baltimore, New York, London: Moseby. 361 p.
Howell DC. 1999. Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. PacificGrove, London, New York: Duxbury Press. 494 p.
Kvanli AH. 1988. Statistics: a computer integrated approach. St. Paul, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco: West Publishing Company. 935 p.
Maxwell SE, Delaney HD. 1989. Designing experiments and analyzing data. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company. 902 p.
McCleery RH, Watt TA, Hart T. 2007. Introduction to statistics for biology. London: Chapman & Hall. 296 p.
Mead R. 1988. The design of experiments. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press. 620 p.
Montgomery DC. 1997. Design and analysis of experiments. New York: Wiley.
Petrie A, Watson P. 1999. Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science. Abingdon, Malden, USA, Winnipeg: Blackwell Science. 243 p.
Ruxton GD, Colegrave, N. 2006. Experimental Design for the Life Sciences 2nd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 162pp.
Snedecor GW, Cochran WG. 1980. Statistical methods. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. 507 p.
Sprent P. 1993. Applied nonparametric statistical methods. London, Glasgow, New York: Chapman and Hall.
Verzani J. 2005. Using R for introductory statistics. London: Chapman and Hall. 432 p.