Skip to main content

Module Reading List

Terrestrial Ecology and Behaviour Field Course, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Hannah Dugdale
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Terrestrial Ecology and Behaviour Field Course, 2018/19, Semester 2 Dr Steve Compton Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

You should seriously consider buying a statistics book.

If you want something short but useful then go for:

Dytham C. 2010. Choosing and Using Statistics: A Biologist’s Guide. 3rd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. 

If you really want to understand what you are doing as well as get a detailed step-by-step guide, then a very accessible book is:

Field, A. 2013. Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics, 4th Edition, Sage Publications, London.

If you are keen to try out R (which I can’t recommend enough!), then the Dytham book contains R code, but the following book is a very user-friendly introduction to using R:

Beckerman A, Petchey O and Childs D. 2017 Getting started with R : an introduction for biologists. 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

The Field and Beckerman books are relatively new editions – which means you can probably get the earlier editions cheaper.

Any of these books will be very useful for this course and for your final year projects.

This list was last updated on 08/01/2019