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Revista Facultad Nacional de Agronomía Medellín

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ECHAVARRIA SANCHEZ, Hernán et al. EVALUATION OF STATISTICAL METHODS USED IN FINAL PROJECTS AND THESIS OF THE FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS AGROPECUARIAS, OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD. Rev. Fac. Nac. Agron. Medellín [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.2, pp.3565-3580. ISSN 0304-2847.

A census of the statistical methods used in the final projects and thesis of the Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia , Sede Medellín over a three-year period was done (1999-2001). In almost half of the evaluated works (49,2 %), at least one error was found. At the undergraduate level, the smallest proportion of at-least-one-error works was observed in the Ingeniería Forestal program, whereas the higher proportion was observed in the Ingeniería Agrícola program. A great bulk of errors was originated in the lack of conscience about the role of statistics as a tool for the achievement of objectives. As a consequence, some works included statistical results that had nothing to do with the objectives; they omitted relevant results and/or failed to discuss them when they appeared.

Keywords : Statistical methods evaluation; Final projects; Thesis.

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