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Statistical Problems in Agricultural Experimentation

Statistical Problems in Agricultural Experimentation SUPPLEMENT TO THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY Vol. II., No.2, 1935. By J. NEYMAN with co-operation of K. IWASZKIEWICZ and ST. KOf..ODZIEJCZYK. [Read before the Industrial and Agricultural Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society, March 28th, 1935, Prof. F. L. Engledow in the Chair.] THE CHAIRMAN, in the name of the Society, offered a cordial welcome to Dr. Neyman, a distinguished visitor to this country, who was well known for his work in the application of statistics to agricultural problems. The title of the paper impelled him to reflect-upon the setting such a paper would have had even ten years ago. It was recognized then fairly generally that precision was important in agricnltural experiment, but investigators were content if they could achieve some sort of estimate of the reliability of their results. Their attitude towards the kind of estimate was uncritical. It was the publication, almost exactly ten years ago, of the first edition of Professor R. A. Fisher's book-now well known-which, for the first time, made widely available his analytical methods part of all field experimentation. which now form a substantial The intervening ten years had not only made clear the scope and power of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology) Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1935 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1369-7412
eISSN
1467-9868
DOI
10.2307/2983637
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Abstract

SUPPLEMENT TO THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY Vol. II., No.2, 1935. By J. NEYMAN with co-operation of K. IWASZKIEWICZ and ST. KOf..ODZIEJCZYK. [Read before the Industrial and Agricultural Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society, March 28th, 1935, Prof. F. L. Engledow in the Chair.] THE CHAIRMAN, in the name of the Society, offered a cordial welcome to Dr. Neyman, a distinguished visitor to this country, who was well known for his work in the application of statistics to agricultural problems. The title of the paper impelled him to reflect-upon the setting such a paper would have had even ten years ago. It was recognized then fairly generally that precision was important in agricnltural experiment, but investigators were content if they could achieve some sort of estimate of the reliability of their results. Their attitude towards the kind of estimate was uncritical. It was the publication, almost exactly ten years ago, of the first edition of Professor R. A. Fisher's book-now well known-which, for the first time, made widely available his analytical methods part of all field experimentation. which now form a substantial The intervening ten years had not only made clear the scope and power of

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Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology)Wiley

Published: Jul 1, 1935

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