An understanding of the basics, logic, and theory of statistics is essential for agricultural researchers for dealing with the interpretation of data. This volume presents some of the basic and necessary concepts of statistical tools, specifically as applied to the statistics of agriculture and allied fields. It covers basic statistics, design of experiments, sampling techniques, time series, inference outlines, forecasting models, data handling, and statistical software in an easy-to-understand manner that is aimed at students and researchers with little or no mathematical background.
In the agriculture scenario, students and researchers face problems that can be addressed with statistical tools, planning of field experiments, collection of data, analysis, interpretation of the data, etc. In this book, statistical theories are discussed with the help of examples from real-life situations in agriculture and allied fields, followed by worked-out examples. Each chapter is followed by a number of problems and questions that will help readers gain confidence in solving those problems. The volume also provides an analysis of how data is important and introduces the reader to using statistical software such as MS Excel, SAS (Statistical Analysis System), JMP, Minitab, and R (from the R Foundation for Statistical Computing).
1. The Basics of Statistics
Pradeep Mishra, B. S. Dhekale, R. B. Singh, K. P. Vishwajith, and G. K. Vani
2. Design of Experiments
D. Ramesh, G. R. Manjunatha, Pradeep Mishra, A. K. Tailor, and B. S. Dhekale
3. The Axioms of Statistical Inference: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
Mukti Khetan, Prashant Verma, Shweta Dixit, and Fozia Homa
4. Assessment of Sampling Techniques: Theory and Application
Fozia Homa, Mukti Khetan, and Shweta Dixit
5. Time Series
B. S. Dhekale, K. P. Vishwajith, Pradeep Mishra, G. K. Vani, and D. Ramesh
6. Overview of MS Excel, SPSS, Minitab, and R
Pradeep Mishra, R. B. Singh, G. K. Vani, G. F. Ahmed, and Supriya
7. Overview of JMP and SAS
Pradeep Mishra, D. Ramesh, R. B. Singh, Supriya, and A. K. Tailor