- Wright, W.G.
Department of Interior, Forest Service
Certain problems in forest-investigative work depend for their the collection of quantitative data. These problems aire similar to problems met with in other biological sciences, in the physical sciences, and in the field of investigation to which statistical methods are mainly applied, namely, the investigation of the social organism.
There are numerous text-books on the development and use of statistical methods, and for any study of the subject reference should be made to such results on text-books. The discussion embodied herein does not make any attempt to go into the subject exhaustively; it is intended to indicate the way in which some of the methods might be applied to forest-investigative work. Only sufficient of the underlying theory is covered to illustrate the way in which the methods are developed.