Cox, Gertrude M. Formerly, Institute of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Last reviewed:June 2021
- Experimental error
- Planning experiments
- Experimental designs
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The test of a hypothesis under controlled conditions. The experiment is one of the distinctive tools of the scientist. It enables the scientist to put questions to nature and receive answers. These answers lead to new problems whose solutions require more complex experiments (seeking smaller differences), improved techniques, detailed plans, and better analysis of results.
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