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Cover for Some discrete probability distributions: describing data that are counted.

This chapter introduces common discrete probability distributions for describing many random events encountered in practice, by taking research studies in forestry as examples.

Author(s)
Kozak, A.; Kozak, R. A.; Staudhammer, C. L.; Watts, S. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243307)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biplot analysis of multi-environment trial data.

This chapter discusses the importance of multi-environment trials (METs) in new crop cultivar release and recommendation. The problems posed by differential genotype responses in different environments (genotype environment interactions) in cultivar evaluation are discussed and improvements in the...

Author(s)
Yan WeiKai; Hunt, L. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Continuous distributions and the normal distribution: describing data that are measured.

This chapter discusses normal distribution along with two other continuous distributions: the uniform distribution and the exponential distribution. The use of these techniques are exhibited by analysing data in managing forest plantations and products.

Author(s)
Kozak, A.; Kozak, R. A.; Staudhammer, C. L.; Watts, S. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243307)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How to conduct personal interviews and focus groups.

This chapter provides an introduction to some basic principles and techniques associated with doing personal interviews in the context of tourism research, as well as the basics of coding and analysing the transcripts of interviews. The chapter also looks at a special form of interviewing: focus...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Patterns in vegetation ecology.

This chapter discusses pattern recognition, which is a target of data analysis in vegetation ecology. Pattern recognition typically reveals not only one, but various alternative patterns emphasizing different properties of the system.

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Presenting and summarizing data.

This chapter discusses the collection and summarization of experimental data in animal production studies prior to statistical analysis.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Community livelihoods and ecosystem integrity in makere forest reserve, western Tanzania.

Wealth creation and poverty alleviation processes in the forest-bounded areas entail the use of such forests to a greater extent. Studies elsewhere show that there is often a tendency to use such forests until they are depleted before technology comes in to improve livelihoods. In this chapter, we...

Author(s)
Yanda, P. Z.; Mabhuye, E. B.; Mwajombe, A. R.; Johnson, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Data analysis in vegetation ecology.

This book contains 14 chapters discussing vegetation ecology, which is conceived of as a discipline analysing multiple vectors of species or plant traits jointly with environmental variables in space and time. Chapter 2 discusses patterns in vegetation ecology. Mathematical analysis starts with...

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transformation.

Measurements in vegetation ecology take place at scales determined by measurement tools, conventions and traditions. Since subsequent analysis is considered evidence-based, data transformations must adapt the scale to the aim of the investigation and further statistical requirements. This chapter...

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism.

Describing the fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, this second edition is updated throughout. Part I provides a broad overview of the research process in leisure, recreation and tourism with a chapter specifically devoted to understanding the entire...

Author(s)
Sirakaya-Turk, E.; Uysal, M. S.; Hammitt, W. E.; Vaske, J. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390486)
Type
Book

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