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FSC350H5F Special Topics in Forensic Science: Forensic Statistics

Resources for research in methods of visualizing and analyzing univariate, bivariate, and multivariate data in forensic science, with emphasis on practical applications of statistics in various forensic sub-disciplines.

Additional Resources

Books and software manuals shown below are sample starting points for work in this course.

Reference Books

Handbook of Forensic Statistics

Handbook of Forensic Statistics is a collection of chapters by leading authorities in forensic statistics; written for statisticians, scientists, and legal professionals having a broad range of statistical expertise.

Statistical Analysis in Forensic Science

A practical guide for determining the evidential value of physicochemical data.

Statistics and the Evaluation of Evidence for Forensic Scientists

The third edition, fully updated to provide the latest research and developments in statistical techniques to evaluate and interpret evidence.

Measurement Uncertainty in Forensic Science

In the courtroom, critical and life-changing decisions are made based on quantitative forensic science data.

Mass Identifications: Statistical Methods in Forensic Genetics

Summarizes the state-of-the-art in the field, including methods and recent development in genetics (sequencing).

Statistical DNA Forensics

Statistical methodology plays a key role in ensuring that DNA evidence is collected, interpreted, analyzed and presented correctly.

Software Manuals

SPSS for Starters

Clinical researchers currently perform basic statistics without professional help from a statistician, including t-tests and chi-square tests.

Applied Statistics Using SPSS, Statistica, MATLAB and R

This practical reference provides a comprehensive introduction and tutorial on the main statistical analysis topics.

Multilevel Modeling of Categorical Outcomes Using IBM SPSS

This is the first workbook that introduces the multilevel approach to modeling with categorical outcomes.

Excel 2019 for Physical Sciences Statistics

This book shows the capabilities of Microsoft Excel in teaching physical science statistics effectively.

Excel 2019 for Biological and Life Sciences Statistics

Excel is an effective learning tool for quantitative analyses in biological and life sciences courses.

Practical Statistics

Provides readers with step-by-step guidance on running a wide variety of statistical analyses in IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Stata, and other programs.

Data Analysis for Physical Scientists

This textbook pays particular attention to the internationally recognised guidelines for calculating and expressing measurement uncertainty using Excel