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Statistics for Wildlifers: How much and what kind?

What should a wildlifer know about statistics?

There are some basic things that come from statistical training. We illustrate some of these, not to suggest that they form an exhaustive list, but simply to exemplify key points. Again, these are based on our own experiences and represent common sources of confusion among biologists. Some technical facts that should be known are: Some facts that reflect an understanding, often based on experience, are: Some caveats about the practice of statistics are worthwhile to consider: Some notions are simply good science:
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