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Replicate and randomize, or lie

Author:
Webster, R.
Source:
Environmental microbiology 2017 v.19 no.1 pp. 25-28
ISSN:
1462-2912
Subject:
bias, confidence interval, environmental science, estimation, population ecology, reproducibility
Abstract:
Biological populations are naturally variable. Investigators need to replicate observations to estimate their characteristics. They must also randomize selection to estimate those characteristics without bias and with known confidence. Both replication and randomization are necessary.
Agid:
5880159