A probabilistic approach to the statistical analysis of experiments on helminth parasites.

@article{Ferretti1980APA,
  title={A probabilistic approach to the statistical analysis of experiments on helminth parasites.},
  author={G C Ferretti and Ludovico Piccinato and Paolo Randaccio},
  journal={Italian Journal of Zoology},
  year={1980},
  volume={47},
  pages={149-164}
}
Abstract A probabilistic method, based on a Bayesian approach, is proposed for the evaluation of results obtained in experimental infections induced by microscopic eggs (or larvae) whose exact number is not directly known. The statistical analysis leads to the evaluation of the probability that the eggs (or larvae) develop “normally”; the results are represented by normalized likelihood functions (NLF) or, more generally, through final probability distributions. Any difference in the various… Expand
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