CROP 425: Statistics for Agriculturists


Introduction to planning and execution of agricultural experiments. Principles of scientific experimentation. Statistical methods commonly used in agricultural research and experimental biology. Descriptive statistics. Normal ‘T’ and ‘F’ distributions and their uses. Experimental designs, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, simple correlation and regression. Factorial experiments. Introduction to multiple regression and non-parametric statistics. Emphasis will be on applications of these methods rather than on mathematical derivations.