From the Publisher
Designed for the nonexpert in statistics, this text presents a clear discussion of statistical methods for agricultural research and how to use them. Describes procedures for selecting appropriate experimental design, randomization and layout of experimental plots, data collection analysis, and presentation of results. Uses actual experiments as examples.
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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 researchone 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