Introduction to Agricultural Statistics / Edition 1

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BRAND NEW DESCRIPTION: 288 Pages: Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition (December 30, 1999) : This well-organized book provides thorough, comprehensive coverage of agricultural ... statistics. An excellent introduction to the subject, the book's easy-to-follow presentation of theory is followed by a wide range of examples and exercises that help readers apply statistical theory to real-life agricultural problems. Appendices to relevant chapters explain how the personal computer program, Excel, may be applied to basic statistical problems such as regression analysis and analysis of variance. Easy to read, this comprehensive reference also includes a glossary of specialized terms. Read more Show Less

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This well-organized, introductory level text expertly lays the foundation for the comprehension of agricultural statistics. The easy-to-follow presentation of theory in each chapter is followed by a wide range of examples and exercises that will help readers apply the theory to their field of study. Appendices to relevant chapters instruct readers on how to use the personal computer program, Excel, to take the drudgery out of performing basic statistical problems. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of the results once the calculations have been completed. Easy to read, this comprehensive text includes robust coverage of analysis of variance and regression analysis which those in the agricultural field will need to apply. It also includes a glossary that contains all the specialized terms that must be learned along with the concepts and methods. ALSO AVAILABLE: Instructor's Guide ISBN: 0-7668-1156-5. Call Customer Support to Order.

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An introduction to agricultural statistics for the undergraduate agricultural sciences student. Features include a logical sequence of chapters, the use of Excel and other programs for solving statistical problems, and the comprehensive coverage of variance and regression analysis. Includes a glossary of specialized terms relating to statistical language. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766811553
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Agriculture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Davis is Professor in the Agricultural Department at Southwest Texas University. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Ag Economics from Texas A & M University, and a Ph.D in Statistics from North Carolina State University. He has been teaching the course on Agricultural Statistics since 1972 in several post-secondary agricultural programs, most recently at Southwest Texas State University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Davis has been very prolific in Ag Statistic Research.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE: INTRODUCTION: Misuses of Statistics. Appendix: Variables and Summations. Exercises. SUMMARIZING DATA: Averages. Characteristics of the Mean, Median and Mode. Measures of Dispersion. Two Properties of S and x. Coefficient of Variation. Exercises. PROBABILITY: Methods of Counting. Probability. Sets. Random Variables. Rules of Probability. Mathematical Expectation. Exercises. PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS: Probability Density Functions. Dinomial Probability Distribution. The Mean and Variance of a Bernoulli Process. Poisson Probability Distribution. The Normal Probability Distribution. Normal Approximation to Binomial Probabilities. Exercises. SAMPLING AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS: Probability Based Samples. Non-Probability Samples. Sampling Distributions. Exercises. INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL INFERENCE: ONE SAMPLES. Properties of Estimators. Interval Estimation. Exercises. STATISTICAL ESTIMATIONS: TWO SAMPLES: Confidence Intervals for u1-u2) with o1, o2 Known. Confidence Intervals for ( u1-u2) with o1,o2 Unknown. Confidence Intervals for p1-p2. Exercises. HYPOTHESIS TESTING: Tests of Hypotheses. Determining Sample Size in Surveys. Appendex Testing Hypotheses with Excel. Exercises. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE: One Way Analysis of Variance. Two Way Analysis of Variance. Appendix Analysis of Variance with Excel. Exercises. CHI-SQUARE APPLICATIONS: K Sample Tests for Proportions. Tests of Independence in Contingency Tables Goodness of Fit Tests. Exercises. CORRELATIONS, REGRESSION AND TIME SERIES: Correlation Analysis. Simple Linear Regression. Multiple Regression. Multiple Regression Models. Time Series. Appendix Correlation and Regression with Excel. Exercises. NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS: The Mann-Whitney Test. The Sign Test. The Runs Test. Spearman's Rank Correlation. Exercises. INDEX NUMBERS: Problems in Index Construction. Index Construction. Exercises. APPENDIX. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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