Practical Statistics and Experimental Design for Plant and Crop Science

Author: Alan G. Clewer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685660
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Presents readers with a user-friendly, non-technical introduction to statistics and the principles of plant and crop experimentation. Avoiding mathematical jargon, it explains how to plan and design an experiment, analyse results, interpret computer output and present findings. Using specific crop and plant case studies, this guide presents: * The reasoning behind each statistical method is explained before giving relevant, practical examples * Step-by-step calculations with examples linked to three computer packages (MINITAB, GENSTAT and SAS) * Exercises at the end of many chapters * Advice on presenting results and report writing Written by experienced lecturers, this text will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying plant sciences, including plant and crop physiology, biotechnology, plant pathology and agronomy, plus ecology and environmental science students and those wanting a refresher or reference book in statistics.

Practical Statistics and Experimental Design for Plant and Crop Science

Author: Alan G. Clewer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685679
Format: PDF
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Presents readers with a user-friendly, non-technical introduction to statistics and the principles of plant and crop experimentation. Avoiding mathematical jargon, it explains how to plan and design an experiment, analyse results, interpret computer output and present findings. Using specific crop and plant case studies, this guide presents: * The reasoning behind each statistical method is explained before giving relevant, practical examples * Step-by-step calculations with examples linked to three computer packages (MINITAB, GENSTAT and SAS) * Exercises at the end of many chapters * Advice on presenting results and report writing Written by experienced lecturers, this text will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying plant sciences, including plant and crop physiology, biotechnology, plant pathology and agronomy, plus ecology and environmental science students and those wanting a refresher or reference book in statistics.

Practical Statistics and Experimental Design for Plant and Crop Science

Author: Alan G. Clewer
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471899099
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents readers with a user-friendly, non-technical introduction to statistics and the principles of plant and crop experimentation. Avoiding mathematical jargon, it explains how to plan and design an experiment, analyse results, interpret computer output and present findings. Using specific crop and plant case studies, this guide presents: * The reasoning behind each statistical method is explained before giving relevant, practical examples * Step-by-step calculations with examples linked to three computer packages (MINITAB, GENSTAT and SAS) * Exercises at the end of many chapters * Advice on presenting results and report writing Written by experienced lecturers, this text will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students studying plant sciences, including plant and crop physiology, biotechnology, plant pathology and agronomy, plus ecology and environmental science students and those wanting a refresher or reference book in statistics.

Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science

Author: Usha Palaniswamy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560222934
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More than a textbook—it’s also a valuable reference book for researchers and crop science professionals! The Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science presents the fundamental concepts of important statistical methods and experimental designs to the students and researchers who need to apply them to their own specific problems. This comprehensive handbook takes what can be the difficult and confusing topics of statistics and experimental design and explains them in easily understandable terms, making them accessible to nearly every reader. More than a student textbook, it is an essential reference for researchers and professionals in a multitude of fields. Designed as a two-semester statistical textbook, the first section of the Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science focuses on statistical concepts, providing a foundation of useful knowledge on which you can base your own research. The second section concentrates on experimental designs in plant and crop sciences. The material is presented in a way that helps readers with a minimum of mathematical background to understand important theories and concepts. Derivations of formulas are avoided, and mathematical symbols are used only when essential. To illustrate the computational procedures, data is drawn from actual experiments. At the end of each chapter, examples and exercises are given to provide clear insight into real-life problems. A comprehensive appendix of clearly presented statistical tables is included. Part One of Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science focuses on statistical methods, principles, and procedures, exploring: methods of display of statistical information, such as tables, diagrams, graphs, etc. symbols and their use in denoting variables descriptions of types of statistical data methods of computation from raw and graphed data the importance of studying variables and dispersion in research the use of normal probability integral tables and their application to practical problems descriptions of different types of experiments, such as determinate and nondeterminate the significance of expected value in research special techniques in descriptive statistics explanations of population, sample, and statistical inference the significance of null hypothesis in research methods of correlation studies assumptions and principles in regression analysis Part Two concentrates on experimental design, principles and procedures, exploring: basic principles of experimental design the fundamental concepts of linear models and analysis of variance method and layout of Completely Randomized Design (CRD) the advantages and disadvantages of Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) methods and procedures for comparison of several treatment means the important features of Latin Square Design factorial experiments split plot design completely confounded design analysis of covariance the Chi Square Test of Significance the transformation of experimental data quality control and so much more! The Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science serves not only as a textbook for instructors and students in experimental design and statistics but also as a reference book on plant and crop sciences for professionals and researchers. The comprehensive text is also useful for professionals in other statistic-heavy fields.

Agricultural Field Experiments

Author: Roger G. Petersen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482277379
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This text provides statistical and biometrical procedures for designing, conducting, analyzing and interpreting field experiments. It addresses the most important research topics in agriculture, including agronomy, breeding and pasture trials; farming systems research; and intercropping research.

Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists

Author: Gerry P. Quinn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139432893
Format: PDF
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An essential textbook for any student or researcher in biology needing to design experiments, sample programs or analyse the resulting data. The text begins with a revision of estimation and hypothesis testing methods, covering both classical and Bayesian philosophies, before advancing to the analysis of linear and generalized linear models. Topics covered include linear and logistic regression, simple and complex ANOVA models (for factorial, nested, block, split-plot and repeated measures and covariance designs), and log-linear models. Multivariate techniques, including classification and ordination, are then introduced. Special emphasis is placed on checking assumptions, exploratory data analysis and presentation of results. The main analyses are illustrated with many examples from published papers and there is an extensive reference list to both the statistical and biological literature. The book is supported by a website that provides all data sets, questions for each chapter and links to software.

Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research

Author: Kwanchai A. Gomez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471870920
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Agricultural Field Experiment A Statistical Examination of Theory and Practice S.C. Pearce Here is a comprehensive overview of the statistical knowledge needed to conduct successful field experiments on crops. Blending theory and practice, it covers a wide range of subjects from the fertility of fields and the allocation of resources to the cooperative efforts needed for a successful experiment. 1983 (0 471-10511-2) 335 pp. Statistics for Experimenters An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building George E. P. Box, William G. Hunter and J. Stuart Hunter This fresh approach to statistics focuses on applications in the physical, engineering, biological, and social sciences. Written for the non-statistician, the book emphasizes the need for the investigator to make his research as effective as possible through the proper choice and conduct of experiments, and the appropriate analysis of data. Included are numerous worked examples, exercises with answers), and end-of-chapter questions and problems. 1978 (0 471-09315-7) 653 pp.

Analysis of Generalized Linear Mixed Models in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences

Author: Edward Gbur
Publisher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA
ISBN: 9780891181828
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Generalized Linear Mixed Models in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences provides readers with an understanding and appreciation for the design and analysis of mixed models for non-normally distributed data. It is the only publication of its kind directed specifically toward the agricultural and natural resources sciences audience. Readers will especially benefit from the numerous worked examples based on actual experimental data and the discussion of pitfalls associated with incorrect analyses.

Field Experiments

Author: Alan S. Gerber
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393979954
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A brief, authoritative introduction to field experimentation in the social sciences. Written by two leading experts on experimental methods, this concise text covers the major aspects of experiment design, analysis, and interpretation in clear language. Students learn how to design randomized experiments, analyze the data, and interpret the findings. Beyond the authoritative coverage of the basic methodology, the authors include numerous features to help students achieve a deeper understanding of field experimentation, including rich examples from the social science literature, problem sets and discussions, data sets, and further readings.