Welcome to the resource pages for the The Analysis of Biological Data, 3rd edition, by Michael Whitlock and Dolph Schluter. The book is an introduction to statistics for biologists, available from Macmillan here.
Below, you’ll find links to data sets and other resources for each chapter.
R labs: Learn basic statistical analyses and core concepts using the statistical package R.
R code for examples: We used R to analyze all examples in the book. We put the code here so that you can too.
Interactive visualizations: Concept visualizations to develop intuition about some of the trickier concepts in statistics.
The website for the 1st and 2nd editions is still live at whitlockschluter.zoology.ubc.ca. If you find any errors or have any suggestions, please write the authors. Previously identified typos are listed here.
For each chapter, these pages link to all the data sets used in the book and to all other resources associated with that chapter.
Download a .zip file with all data sets in the book here.
Disclaimer: Most data sets used in the book are grabbed from graphs and tables in the original publications, and the values may not be exact. Contact the original authors for the raw data.
Chapter 1: Statistics and samples
Chapter 4: Estimating with uncertainty
Chapter 7: Analyzing proportions
Chapter 8: Fitting probability models to frequency data
Chapter 9: Contingency analysis
Chapter 10: The normal distribution
Chapter 11: Inference for a normal population
Chapter 12: Comparing two means
Chapter 13: Handling violations of assumptions
Chapter 14: Designing experiments
Chapter 15: Comparing means of more than two groups
Chapter 16: Correlation between numerical variables
Chapter 18: Analyzing multiple factors