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Terry C. Nelsen
Debra E. Palmquist

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to challenge statisticians to develop new tools needed by modern scientists. We are in the midst of a Scientific Revolution being driven by computers and the internet. Scientists are gathering huge amounts of data on the usual measurements while continually developing new instruments for new measurements. Data sets full of measurements which may pertain to the scientist's research are easily available on the internet. Scientists are being overwhelmed with data. Agricultural producers and consumers are asking for more information. Scientists need new tools to evaluate variation. They need help with sampling - numbers of observations required and proper sampling schemes. Examples and suggestions will be offered. Statistical Process Control as applied to farming systems will be discussed.

Keywords

Statistics, Internet, Decision Support, Agriculture, Measurement, Weather, Precision Farming, Database

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

NEW TOOLS FOR NEW TIMES

The purpose of this presentation is to challenge statisticians to develop new tools needed by modern scientists. We are in the midst of a Scientific Revolution being driven by computers and the internet. Scientists are gathering huge amounts of data on the usual measurements while continually developing new instruments for new measurements. Data sets full of measurements which may pertain to the scientist's research are easily available on the internet. Scientists are being overwhelmed with data. Agricultural producers and consumers are asking for more information. Scientists need new tools to evaluate variation. They need help with sampling - numbers of observations required and proper sampling schemes. Examples and suggestions will be offered. Statistical Process Control as applied to farming systems will be discussed.