Quantitative

 

Counting parasites

  • Quantifying parasites in a sample of hosts or comparing measures of infection across two or more samples can be challenging.
  • The parasitic infection of a sample of hosts inherently exhibits a complex pattern that cannot be adequately quantified by a single statistical measure.
  • As the use of two or more separate indices is advisable, only two or more separate statistical tests can reliably compare infections different samples of hosts.

 

  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantitative_parasitology