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Principles of Inferential Statistics Applied to Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology

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A brief discussion about the role of inferential statistics in ethnobiological and ethnoecological research is presented in this chapter, as is an exposition of some simple and coherent tools for data analysis. We discuss some issues related to study design, as well as the p value, data transformation, and some simple statistical tools, such as mean comparisons, correlation and regression models, and tests for contingency tables among others.

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  • Quantitative tools
  • Study design
  • Regression analysis
  • Quantitative ethnobotany

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Albuquerque, U.P., de Medeiros, P.M., de Almeida, A.L.S. (2014). Principles of Inferential Statistics Applied to Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology. In: Albuquerque, U., Cruz da Cunha, L., de Lucena, R., Alves, R. (eds) Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8636-7_26

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