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Confidence intervals from single observations in forest researchAuthor(s): Harry T. Valentine; George M. Furnival; Timothy G. Gregoire
Source: Forest Science. 37(1): 370-373.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionA procedure for constructing confidence intervals and testing hypothese from a single trial or observation is reviewed. The procedure requires a prior, fixed estimate or guess of the outcome of an experiment or sampling. Two examples of applications are described: a confidence interval is constructed for the expected outcome of a systematic sampling of a forested tract, and a hypothesis is tested in connection with a watershed experiment. Potential misuses of the procedure also are discussed.
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CitationValentine, Harry T.; Furnival, George M.; Gregoire, Timothy G. 1991. Confidence intervals from single observations in forest research. Forest Science. 37(1): 370-373.
Keywordshypothesis, significance test, systematic sampling, watershed experiment
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