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Title: Confidence intervals from single observations in forest research
Author: Valentine, Harry T.; Furnival, George M.; Gregoire, Timothy G.
Publication: Forest Science. 37(1): 370-373.
Key Words: hypothesis, significance test, systematic sampling, watershed experiment
Abstract: A 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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