2.7 Statistics and experimental design

Statistics is a science which can provide quantitative techniques to researchers in a wide variety of research areas. It is particularly useful in many of the research fields at a Land Grant University where variability among plants, animals and other experimental material often is large and important treatment effects need to be separated from background noise. Statistics is also an art when one considers the concept of choosing correct experimental designs for specific research situations and implementing them at the experiment site.

Author: Larry Nelson and Michael Crotty
Maintained By: David Edelman
Last Updated: 2007-08-13