Survey of the use of statistics in agricultural research journals


  • F.B. Lauckner Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, St Augustine, Trinidad


Experimental design and analysis, Biometry, Multiple range tests, Significance tests, Standard errors, Analysis of variance, Coefficient of variation, Regression


Many statisticians are disturbed by poor standards of statistical presentation in agricultural research journals. To help quantify the problem, Tropical Agriculture and two other journals were surveyed for the period 1980-1986. In this survey note was taken of the statistical designs and analyses reported. The results of the survey indicate deficiencies in statistical reporting.



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