Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2013, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (6): 583-588.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1258.2013.00060

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Suggestions for data analysis and use of statistics

HU Feng-Qin,LI Shuo,MOU Pu()   

  1. College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • Received:2013-01-18 Accepted:2013-04-17 Online:2013-01-18 Published:2013-06-05
  • Contact: MOU Pu


We discuss standards for the data analysis portion of the materials and methods section of ecology theses. We also comment on statistical questions frequently encountered in ecological theses, including: more effective statistical approaches, correlated dependent variables, heteroscedasticity, statistical significance vs. biology/ecology significance, and pseudo-replication.