Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences Second Edition

Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences Second Edition

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Written to meet the needs of both students and applied researchers, Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences, Second Edition serves as an introductory guide to experimental design and analysis. Like the popular original, this thorough text provides an understanding of the logical underpinnings of design and analysis by selecting and discussing only those carefully chosen designs that offer the greatest utility. However, it improves on the first edition by adhering to a step-by-step process that greatly improves accessibility and understanding. Real problems from different areas of agriculture and science are presented throughout to show how practical issues of design and analysis are best handled. Completely revised to greatly enhance readability, this new edition includes: A new chapter on covariance analysis to help readers reduce errors, while enhancing their ability to examine covariances among selected variables Expanded material on multiple regression and variance analysis Additional examples, problems, and case studies A step-by-step MinitabAr guide to help with data analysis Intended for those in the agriculture, environmental, and natural science fields as well as statisticians, this text requires no previous exposure to analysis of variance, although some familiarity with basic statistical fundamentals is assumed. In keeping with the book's practical orientation, numerous workable problems are presented throughout to reinforce the reader's ability to creatively apply the principles and concepts in any given situation.... 272, 274 multicollinearity, 308 multiple regression and correlation, 299-309 polynomial curve, 295-299, 296-299 problems, ... 209 error reduction, 37-39 error variance estimation, 3 number determination, 38-39 selection, 7 unequal replications, ... 4, 16 Scatter diagram, 266 Scheffe studies, 18-19 Sears and Kanemasu, Peterman, studies, 9 Seasons, time spans in ... 295 treatments mean square, 240 Soil heterogeneity, 319 Sokal and Rohlf studies, 17 Specht and Williams, Elmore, anbsp;...

Title:Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences Second Edition
Author: Reza Hoshmand
Publisher:CRC Press - 2006-03-23

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