This second edition textbook teaches modern methods of statistics through the use of fascinating biological and medical case studies. The clear and engaging writing and practical perspective allows students to understand the analytical process behind biological data. Through the use of real world biological examples, biologists and health professionals can learn statistics in an essential manner. Authors Whitlock and Schulter have over 40 years' experience between the two of them and therefore able to understand that students learn best through interesting examples and not overcomplicated formulas. This edition includes several unusual features that they have discovered to be helpful for effectively reaching their readers.