8. Where to find help with statistics

A statistician, preferably with an understanding of biology, remains the best solution to get one’s statistics right. Given the importance of sample size for analyses, it is important to contact one as early as the design stage of an experiment or survey. If your university or institute does not offer the service of a statistician, there are freelance professionals as well as numerous forums on the internet where questions can be posted. Examples of such sites can be found on the support sites for R and commercial programmes. Most maths departments offer some kind of introduction to basic statistics.