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Use of Small-Size Plots in Sample Surveys for Crop Yields

Nature volume 158, pages 798799 (30 November 1946) | Download Citation



OWING to absence abroad, I had missed Dr. P. V. Sukhatme's note discussing this subject1. The over-estimation of crop yields with sample-cuts of a very small size was reported by us in 1940, and since then a good deal of work on the subject has been done in the Indian Statistical Institute. Certain observations based on the experience gained in the course of the above work would appear to be called for in the present connexion.

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  1. 1.

    Nature, 157, 630 (1946).

  2. 2.

    , "Sampling for Rice Yields in Bihar and Orissa", Imp. Agric. Research Inst. Pusa, Bull. 166 (1927), recently reprinted in Sankhya, 7, 3, 281.

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    , Sankhya, 7, 3, 272.

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    As stated in a memorandum submitted by Prof. R. A. Fisher to the Imp. Coun. Agric. Res. (India) on March 2, 1945, and quoted by me in Sankhya, 7, 3, 269.

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    , Phil. Trans., B, 231, 509 (p. 409).

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    , Ann. Eug., 6, 2, 211.

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  1. F.R.S., Indian Statistical Institute, Presidency College, Calcutta



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