Statistics Committee        
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Chair Jean-Louis Laffont
Vice Kirk Remund
Member Gabriel Carré
Olfat H. El Bagoury
Mustapha El Yakhlifi
Zhou Fang
Mohamed Hanafi
Bonnie Hong
Winfried Jackisch
Zivan Karaman
Raymond Shillito

The scope of the Statistics Committee is related to seed testing, covering all technical activities that may benefit from statistics (physiology, pathology, vision recognition, inter-laboratory tests, etc.). Our projects could be of interest to academics at universities and agricultural colleges, statisticians involved in the seed industry, and many others.

The work of this Committee is carried out on a voluntary basis. Within the Committee, some projects fall under the responsibility of sub-groups. For other activities, members interact individually with colleagues of other ISTA Technical Committees.

The aim of the Statistics Committee is to provide help to all other Technical Committees. The exchange between individuals can be fruitful beyond ISTA-focused work: when collaborating on a given subject, the questions addressed are usually of interest in members’ own job roles. Consider joining the Statistics Committee if you are involved in statistics in relation to plants.

External Links
  • Introductory Statistics: Although these pages were written for behavioural statistics at Ohio University, they should be useful for anyone taking introductory statistics or in need of basic statistical information. View the animated demonstrations and practice your computational skills by trying the problems. 
  • Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics: The goal of this project is to provide interactive, web-based modules for students and teachers of probability and statistics. 
  • Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics: The Rice Virtual Laboratory in Statistics is an integrated combination of an electronic textbook, simulations/demonstrations, and case studies. The electronic textbook covers basic concepts in statistics and data analysis and contains links to data analysis tools, instructional demonstrations/simulations, and other online texts. The simulations and demonstrations help make abstract concepts concrete and allow students to investigate various aspects of statistical tests and distributions. Case studies demonstrate the real-world applicability of statistical methods. Materials are available on the World Wide Web  
  • STEPS: Statistical Education through Problem Solving: The STEPS project brought together nine departments in seven universities throughout the UK to develop problem-based teaching and learning materials for statistics. The materials produced are based around specific problems arising in Biology, Business, Geography and Psychology. A glossary of statistical terms is available on the Internet.


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