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1 March 2010 Using a Five-Step Procedure for Inferential Statistical Analyses
Lawrence F. Kamin
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Many statistics texts pose inferential statistical problems in a disjointed way. By using a simple five-step procedure as a template for statistical inference problems, the student can solve problems in an organized fashion. The problem and its solution will thus be a stand-by-itself organic whole and a single unit of thought and effort. The described procedure can be used for both parametric and nonparametric inferential tests. The example given is a chi-square goodness-of-fit test of a genetics experiment involving a dihybrid cross in corn that follows a 9:3:3:1 ratio. This experimental analysis is commonly done in introductory biology labs.

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Lawrence F. Kamin "Using a Five-Step Procedure for Inferential Statistical Analyses," The American Biology Teacher 72(3), 186-188, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.3.11
Published: 1 March 2010
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