Essential Statistics for the Pharmaceutical Sciences is a clear, accessible introduction to the key statistical techniques employed for the analysis of data within these subject areas. It explains why statistics are necessary and discusses the issues that experimentalists need to consider. It covers the whole process from planning an experiment to interpreting the results and avoids unnecessary calculation methodology. This unique textbook: Explains how data is described and how it is tested for changes or relationships Takes examples from a biomedical/pharmaceutical context to enhance student understanding Is aimed at statistics users rather than statisticians - no prior knowledge of statistics is assumed Describes the most commonly used statistical methods in terms of their purpose, when they should be used and what they mean once they have been performed Features a supplementary website which includes additional methods, instructions for performing tests and specific information for carrying out each text in packages such as SPSS and Minitab. Also included are example data sets as Excel files to enable readers to try the analyses without re-entering the data Provides brief generalized instructions for performing the tests using any stats package Essential Statistics for the Pharmaceutical Sciences takes a new and innovative approach to statistics with an informal style that appeals to all science students looking for an introduction to statistics. It is especially helpful for students taking Biomedical or Pharmaceutical-based science degrees, and is also a useful guide for researchers.