Intuitive Biostatistics is a beautiful book that has much to teach experimental biologists of all stripes. Motulsky has written thoughtfully, with compelling logic and wit. He teaches by example what one may expect of statistical methods and, perhaps just as importantly, what one may not expect of them. He is to be congratulated for this work, which will surely be valuable and perhaps even transformative for many of the scientists who read it. (Bruce Beutler, 2011 Nobel Laureate, Physiology or Medicine, and Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense, UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Let's face it. Most statistics textbooks intimidate the average student. Motulsky's Intuitive Biostatistics, however, is written in a welcoming tone. It takes the static out of statistics. This textbook covers a wide spectrum of statistical concepts in a way that will benefit readers with varying levels of quantitative backgrounds. (Heather Hoffman, George Washington University)
Harvey Motulsky is the founder and CEO of GraphPad Software, Inc. He wrote the first edition of Intuitive Biostatistics while on the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego.