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Agricultural Statistics Laboratory
Agriculture Annex (AGRX)
935 W. Maple St.
Fayetteville, AR
Phone: 479-575-2448
Fax: 479-575-8643

 

 
Edward Gbur, Director • Professor
AGRX 109
Phone: 479-575-5677
Email: egbur@uark.edu
 
JungAe Lee-Bartlett, Assistant Professor
AGRX 108
Phone: 479-575-2553
Email: julee@uark.edu
Andy Mauromoustakos, Professor
AGRX 104
Phone: 479-575-5678
Email: amauro@uark.edu
Kevin C. Thompson, Program Associate II
AGRX 105
Phone: 479-575-6816
Email: kthompsn@uark.edu
Jeff Velie, Systems Analyst I
AGRX 106A
Phone: 479-575-2449
Email: jvelie@uark.edu

The Agricultural Statistics Laboratory offers applied statistics courses for upper division undergraduate and graduate students oriented toward students in the agricultural, food and life sciences. These courses provide students with an understanding of statistics and its role in scientific research. All of the courses are taught with an emphasis on concepts and applications rather than on highly mathematical statistical theory. Students gain an appreciation for the power of correctly applied statistical methodology as well as its limitations in poorly designed or inappropriate situations. Successful students will obtain the knowledge needed to design and analyze their own research studies and, more importantly, to recognize when the advice and assistance of a professional statistician is required.

Descriptions for the following courses can be found in the University online catalog under Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences (CSES).

AGST 500V
Special Problems
AGST 504V
Special Topics
AGST 5014
Experimental Design
AGST 5023
Principles of Experimentation
AGST 5031
SAS Programming for Agricultural Sciences
AGST 5713
Applied Regression Analysis for Agricultural Sciences

The Agricultural Statistics Laboratory faculty and staff provide statistical consulting services to satisfy the routine statistical needs of researchers throughout the Division of Agriculture.  These services cover not only statistical design and analysis but can include statistical programming and data and information management assistance. 

Researchers are strongly encouraged to make use of our consulting services at the design stage of their project to ensure the efficient use of resources and the availability of appropriate statistical analyses which address the objectives of the project.  Please contact a faculty or staff member directly to set up an appointment.  The Laboratory does not maintain a “help desk” for drop-in visits. 

Mission

The Agricultural Statistics Laboratory provides statistical and statistically related expertise for a diverse clientele throughout the Division of Agriculture and the College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. Our mission is accomplished through teaching, statistical and collaborative research, and the provision of statistical consulting services.

The Agricultural Statistics Laboratory faculty and staff participate in collaborative research projects with Division and University scientists and with researchers outside of the University of Arkansas. Laboratory faculty also devote a portion of their time to statistical research which is applicable to agricultural problems.

In addition to their research activities, Laboratory faculty and staff provide statistical consultation services for clientele in the Division of Agriculture, the College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and, on a limited basis, for researchers in other colleges at the University of Arkansas.

Statistics education is an integral part of the training of researchers in every discipline. Proper design and analysis forms the basis for the efficient use of available resources in the pursuit of project objectives. The Agricultural Statistics Laboratory’s service curriculum emphasizes the understanding and application of basic statistical principles and provides relevant, real life examples for the students. Given the continual development of statistical theory and methodology, statistics education can never be limited to the students in the University. It must extend to our non-student clientele as well. This continuing education often is delivered informally in the context of consulting and collaborative research activities and, on occasion, through seminars and workshops.