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Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2212096
  • Book
  • April 1984
  • 704 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Here in one easy-to-understand volume are the statistical procedures and techniques the agricultural researcher needs to know in order to design, implement, analyze, and interpret the results of most experiments with crops. Designed specifically for the non-statistician, this valuable guide focuses on the practical problems of the field researcher. Throughout, it emphasizes the use of statistics as a tool of research - one that will help pinpoint research problems and select remedial measures. Whenever possible, mathematical formulations and statistical jargon are avoided. Originally published by the International Rice Research Institute, this widely respected guide has been totally updated and much expanded in this Second Edition. It now features new chapters on the analysis of multi-observation data and experiments conducted over time and space. Also included is a chapter on experiments in farmers' fields, a subject of major concern in developing countries where agricultural research is commonly conducted outside experiment stations. Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research, Second Edition will prove equally useful to students and professional researchers in all agricultural and biological disciplines. A wealth of examples of actual experiments help readers to choose the statistical method best suited for their needs, and enable even the most complicated procedures to be easily understood and directly applied.
An International Rice Research Institute Book

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Elements of Experimentation.

Single-Factor Experiments.

Two-Factor Experiments.

Three-or More-Factor Experiments.

Comparison Between Treatment Means.

Analysis of Multiobservation Data.

Problem Data.

Analysis of Data from a Series of Experiments.

Regression and Correlation Analysis.

Covariance Analysis.

Chi-Square Test.

Soil Heterogeneity.

Competition Effects.

Mechanical Errors.

Sampling in Experimental Plots.

Experiments in Farmers' Fields.

Presentation of Experimental Results.


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Kwanchai A. Gomez The International Rice Research Institute, the Phillipines.

Arturo A. Gomez University of the Philippines.
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